CLEVELAND — The Guardians were nearly no-hit in a 2-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles Saturday night at Progressive Field.
One night after being officially eliminated from postseason contention, the Guardians (74-82) were kept out of the hit column until the seventh inning against Orioles starter John Means, who threw a no-hitter in 2021 against Seattle. The loss also means Cleveland will officially have a below .500 season in 2023.
The no-hit bid was broken up by Andres Gimenez, who hit a solo home run to break up both the no-hitter and the shutout.
Gabriel Arias left the game with a right wrist contusion.
Guardians starter Cal Quantrill allowed one run on five hits in four innings with four strikeouts, bringing his ERA to 5.13.
This article originally appeared on Akron Beacon Journal: Cleveland Guardians lose to Orioles in John Means no-hit bid