In his first start since tossing the 18th perfect game in major league history, Mark Buehrle(notes) set down the Twins in order for 5 2/3 innings, helping him set a record with 45 straight batters retired.
Twins fans gave Buehrle a standing ovation after he walked Alexei Casilla with two outs in the sixth and a message appeared on the scoreboard noting his achievement.
One batter later, Denard Span(notes) broke up the no-hitter with a sharp single to center. One batter after that, Joe Mauer(notes) hit a ground-rule double to left — which was badly misplayed by outfielder Scott Podsednik(notes) — to tie the score at 1-all.
Buehrle's streak went back to his outing against the Orioles on July 18, in which he retired his last batter.