Blue Jays fans give Astros' Verlander standing ovation after no-hitter

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Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander submitted a 14-strikeout no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays. (Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander submitted a 14-strikeout no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays. (Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander submitted a dominant no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays, and the Rogers Centre crowd was happy to root for greatness, over the home team on Sunday afternoon.

Verlander, who may have separated himself from teammate Gerrit Cole in the AL Cy Young race, struck out 14 batters while issuing one walk in the 2-0 victory.

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Toronto’s fans were happy to appreciate an awesome moment in baseball history.

The Astros’ pitcher finds himself in elite company.

This is Verlander’s second no-hitter against the Blue Jays, previously throwing one on May 7, 2011 while a member of the Detroit Tigers.

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Verlander is the third pitcher in MLB history to no-hit the same team twice, and he’s won Toronto’s eternal respect.

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