Near no-hitters in Blue Jays history

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Blue Jays right-hander Brandon Morrow flirted with history on Sunday, coming within one out of the second no-hitter in franchise history. Here is a look at the 10 closest calls in Toronto franchise history.

Date: Aug. 8, 2010
Score: Blue Jays 1, Rays 0

Pitcher: Brandon Morrow

Slipped away when… Even Longoria singled with two outs in the ninth.

Final line: 9 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 17 K, W

Quote: “I was excited. That’s my first complete game, first shutout. Those things combined are more than enough to overcome the missed no-hitter.”
                             – Morrow

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Date: June 24, 2007
Score: Blue Jays 5, Rockies 0

Pitcher: Dustin McGowan

Slipped away when… Jeff Baker singled with no outs in the ninth.

Final line: 9 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, W

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Date: Sept. 27, 1998
Score: Blue Jays 2, Tigers 1

Pitcher: Roy Halladay

Slipped away when… Bobby Higginson homered with two outs in the ninth.

Final line: 9 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, W

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Date: June 17, 1995
Score: Blue Jays 4, Rangers 3

Pitcher: David Cone

Slipped away when… Benji Gil singled with one out in the ninth.

Final line: 9 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, W

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Date: Aug. 4, 1989
Score: Blue Jays 2, Yankees 1

Pitcher: Dave Stieb

Slipped away when… Roberto Kelly doubled with two outs in the ninth.

Final line: 9 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 11 K, W

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Date: Sept. 30, 1988
Score: Blue Jays 4, Orioles 0

Pitcher: Dave Stieb

Slipped away when… Jim Traber singled with two outs in the ninth.

Final line: 9 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, W

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Date: Sept. 24, 1988
Score: Blue Jays 1, Indians 0

Pitcher: Dave Stieb

Slipped away when… Julio Franco singled with two outs in the ninth.

Final line: 9 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, W

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Date: Aug. 24, 1985
Score: Blue Jays 6, White Sox 3

Pitcher: Dave Stieb

Slipped away when… Rudy Law homered with no outs in the ninth.

Final line: 8 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 2 HR, W

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Date: June 6, 1985
Score: Blue Jays 2, Tigers 0, 12 innings

Pitcher: Jimmy Key

Slipped away when… Tom Brookens singled with no outs in the ninth.

Final line: 10 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, ND

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Date: Sept. 28, 1982
Score: Blue Jays 3, Twins 0

Pitcher: Jim Clancy

Slipped away when… Randy Bush singled with no outs in the ninth.

Final line: 9 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, W

–JB

 

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