Verlander misses no-hitter in 9th

Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander was two outs away from his third career no-hitter before the Pirates' Josh Harrison had a single in the ninth. Verlander still finished with a 1-hitter and 12 strikeouts as the Detroit won 6-0.

DETROIT, MI - MAY 18: Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after giving up the first hit of the game in the ninth inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Comerica Park on May 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Pirates 6-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates v Detroit Tigers
DETROIT, MI - MAY 18: Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after giving up the first hit of the game in the ninth inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Comerica Park on May 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Pirates 6-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - MAY 18: Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers acknowledges the fans after giving up one hit in the ninth inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Comerica Park on May 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Pirates 6-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates v Detroit Tigers
DETROIT, MI - MAY 18: Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers acknowledges the fans after giving up one hit in the ninth inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Comerica Park on May 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Pirates 6-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - MAY 18: Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the fifth inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Comerica Park on May 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates v Detroit Tigers
DETROIT, MI - MAY 18: Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the fifth inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Comerica Park on May 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - MAY 18: Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers looks to right field after striking out Neil Walker #18 of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the seventh inning during the game at Comerica Park on May 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates v Detroit Tigers
DETROIT, MI - MAY 18: Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers looks to right field after striking out Neil Walker #18 of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the seventh inning during the game at Comerica Park on May 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - MAY 18: Delmon Young #21 of the Detroit Tigers rounds third base after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Comerica Park on May 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates v Detroit Tigers
DETROIT, MI - MAY 18: Delmon Young #21 of the Detroit Tigers rounds third base after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Comerica Park on May 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - MAY 18: Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the first inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Comerica Park on May 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates v Detroit Tigers
DETROIT, MI - MAY 18: Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the first inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Comerica Park on May 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - MAY 18: Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers watches the action from the dugout in the sixth inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Comerica Park on May 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates v Detroit Tigers
DETROIT, MI - MAY 18: Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers watches the action from the dugout in the sixth inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Comerica Park on May 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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