Mike Maroth of the Tigers had a no-hitter through 7 innings against the Orioles in the second game of their soubleheader today. In the eighth the O's knocked Maroth out en route to a 6-run inning. Jay Gibbions broke up the no-hitter as the lead-off man in the eighth. All that Maroth gets for the effort is a loss, his seventh against zero wins.
His line is as follows: 7.2 innings, 4 hits, 4 runs (earned), no walks, and 5 strikeouts. The hits were all singles. After allowing a single to the first two batters in the eighth, Maroth got the next two to ground out. Both ground outs were to Maroth, but then he uncorked a wild pitch to allow the first run to score (3-1). Two more singles and Maroth's night was done. He left with a 3-2 lead and men on first and second, but they both scored on an infield single by Gary Matthews Jr.
God is a cruel diety to dangle a no-hitter before the lowly Tigers eyes and then saddle them with a 6-4 loss, their second L of the day.