`Almost' for Cabrera

Oriole falls 2 outs shy of throwing no-hitter

Orioles 7 Yankees 1

September 29, 2006|By Jeff Zrebiec | Jeff Zrebiec,Sun Reporter

New York -- Daniel Cabrera brought down the curtain on his erratic 2006 season in grand fashion last night, nearly making history on baseball's biggest stage.

Cabrera carried a no-hit bid into the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium, before second baseman Robinson Cano, a childhood friend of the pitcher's, lined a one-out single to left field.

Orioles@Red Sox

Tonight, 7:05, Comcast SportsNet, 1090 AM Starters: Orioles' Erik Bedard (15-10, 3.67) vs. Red Sox's Julian Tavarez (4-4, 4.52)

Near no-hitters

Orioles pitchers who have taken no-hit bids into the ninth inning:

Bob Turley

4/21/54: 8 1/3 inn. vs. Cleveland

Don Ferrarese

5/12/56: 8 inn. at New York

Dave McNally

5/15/69: 8 1/3 inn. at Minnesota

Mike Cuellar

8/10/69: 8 inn. vs. Minnesota

Jim Palmer

6/16/73: 8 1/3 inn. vs. Texas

Wayne Garland

7/15/74: 8 inn. vs. Oakland

Mike Flanagan

9/26/78: 8 2/3 inn. vs. Cleveland

Storm Davis

6/26/83: 8 inn. vs. Detroit

Eric Bell

5/5/87: 8 inn. at Minnesota

Mike Mussina

5/30/97: 8 1/3 inn. vs. Cleveland

Daniel Cabrera

9/28/06: 8 1/3 inn. at New York

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