It Wasn't Pretty, But It Was A No-Hitter

Pitcher Edwin Jackson of the Arizona Diamondbacks did something both glorious and improbable Friday night against the Tampa Bay Rays. Jackson walked eight batters. He hit one. He threw a wild pitch. But as the innings wore on, nobody got a hit. It took 149 pitches, but Jackson threw a no-hitter. He told reporters, "It's one of the craziest games I've ever seen."

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And another pitcher, Edwin Jackson, of the Arizona Diamondbacks, did something both glorious and improbable last night against the Tampa Bay Rays. Jackson walked eight batters, he hit one, he threw a wild pitch. But as the innings wore on, nobody got a hit. Despite just a one-run lead, his manager let him stay. It took 149 pitches, but Edwin Jackson threw a no-hitter. He told reporters: It's one of the craziest games I've ever seen.

The Tampa Bay Rays are a good team but theyve given up three no-hitters in the last year. The Rays are pitcher-friendly.

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