Detroit's Boyd falls an out short of no-hitter

DETROIT (AP) Matthew Boyd showed little emotion when he lost a no-hit bit on Tim Anderson's two-out, ninth-inning double.

Boyd calmly retired Yoan Moncada to finish his first professional shutout in the Detroit Tigers' 12-0 rout of the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.

''There was nothing I could change at that point,'' Boyd said. ''I just had to keep attacking and finish off the game.''

After retiring Adam Engel and pinch-hitter Kevan Smith to start the ninth, Boyd fell behind Anderson 2-0, then threw a changeup low on the outside corner. Anderson sliced it to the opposite field, and it landed just short of the wall as right fielder Nicholas Castellanos gave chase.

''I executed my pitch, and he hit it,'' Boyd said.

Anderson was ready for an offspeed pitch.

''I was just kind of looking for something slow,'' he said. ''I thought he might throw a changeup there, because he'd been doing it to me all game.''

Boyd (6-10) allowed only two runners - a walk to Rob Brantly in the third and Anderson's double. He struck out five and threw 121 pitches - his big-league high.

''That's the best slider he's had since he got here, and his other pitches were all good as well,'' Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. ''Obviously, you aren't going to throw a no-hitter for 8 2/3 innings without everything working.''

The 26-year-old had not thrown a complete game in 52 previous major league starts and had never thrown a nine-inning complete game in 121 previous professional starts. His only previous complete games were an eight-inning three-hitter for Triple-A Toledo in a 1-0 loss to Durham this July and a seven-inning 3-1 win for Class A Dunedin over Daytona in 2014.

''When you get ready for the season, you train to pitch deep into October,'' Boyd said. ''You shouldn't be tired in the middle of September.''

Miami's Edinson Volquez has the only no-hitter in the majors this year, against Arizona on June 3.

This was the sixth time this season that a no-hitter was broken up in the ninth inning or later - and Boyd was the first pitcher to have his bid broken up with one out to go.

Castellanos was playing his 10th big league game in right field, a position he was moved to this month to let Jeimer Candelario play third base. MLB's Statcast system projected that Anderson's drive would result in a base hit just 29 percent of the time, based on its launch angle and exit velocity.

Anderson's hit went to an area between fielders, though, in the gap in right-center. MLB.com later clarified that the probability of Castellanos catching the ball was 1 percent, given where he was positioned.

Ausmus, who regularly used defensive replacements for Castellanos at third base, was angered when asked whether he had considered a change in right.

''That's a bad question, because no one would have caught that ball, and if the hit doesn't go to right, no one even asks me about it,'' Ausmus said. ''I've defended for Nick to win games. I'm not going to do it with a 12-0 lead.''

Chicago, which has not been no-hit since 2011, broke up a bid by Colorado's Kyle Freeland in the ninth inning July 9.

''I wasn't even thinking about that,'' White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. ''I just wanted to grab a bat.''

Detroit hasn't had a no-hitter since Justin Verlander's at Toronto on May 7, 2011.

Catcher Bryan Holaday, who debuted with the Tigers the next year, seemed more upset than Boyd about Anderson's hit.

''It is a just as much of a dream for us as the pitchers, because we're working together the whole game,'' he said.

Boyd, acquired in 2015 when the Tigers traded David Price to Toronto, was helped a couple times by fine defensive plays. Shortstop Dixon Machado went deep into the hole to field Avisail Garcia's second-inning grounder, and first baseman Efren Navarro made an over-the-shoulder catch of Anderson's foul pop in the sixth.

Chicago starter Dylan Covey (0-6) allowed five runs, seven hits and four walks in 3 2/3 innings.

Castellanos extended his hitting streak to a career-long 14 games with a two-run double in the third, and Mikie Mahtook's two-run homer off Chris Beck made it 7-0 in the fifth, leaving the focus squarely on Boyd.

Castellanos kept Detroit's offense rolling in the bottom of the sixth with a two-run homer, and Candelario's three-run shot in the eighth made it 12-0.

The crowd let out a roar when Boyd took the mound for the ninth. He retired Engel on a foul popup to third and grounded out to second. Three pitches later, Anderson silenced the crowd.

''No one wants to have a no-hitter thrown against their team,'' Avisail Garcia said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: Willy Garcia started in left, his first game action since sustaining a broken jaw and concussion in a July 31 collision with Moncada.

Tigers: Cabrera had the day off after leaving Saturday's game with chronic back pain. Ausmus said Cabrera, who has been dealing with the problem all season, will continue to play in the season's final two weeks.

UP NEXT

White Sox: Chicago is off Monday before a three-game series in Houston. Lucas Giolito (2-2, 2.56) is scheduled to start for the White Sox.

Tigers: Ausmus has said that if Andrew Romine is going to play all nine positions in a game, it would be during the upcoming three-game series against Oakland. Buck Farmer (4-3, 6.62) starts Monday for the Tigers against Jharel Cotton (8-10, 5.81).

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AP Baseball Writer Noah Trister contributed to this report.

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  • W: M. Boyd (6-10)L: D. Covey (0-6)
  • HR: DET - N. Castellanos (23), M. Mahtook (12), J. Candelario (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Anderson SS40100001.262.281.414.6952.0
Y. Moncada 2B40000011.227.343.409.752-0.5
J. Abreu 1B30000010.306.358.553.910-0.5
A. Garcia RF30000000.333.381.505.8860.0
M. Davidson DH30000000.223.267.462.7280.0
T. Saladino 3B30000010.185.260.239.499-0.5
W. Garcia LF30000010.250.308.427.735-0.5
A. Engel CF30000000.185.253.317.5700.0
R. Brantly C10000110.250.375.300.6750.5
a- K. Smith PH10000000.281.308.382.6900.0
  • a-grounded out for Brantly in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
I. Kinsler 2B42200102.234.312.396.7097.0
J. Candelario 3B33341200.291.384.477.86115.0
N. Castellanos RF51241004.266.317.481.79810.0
J. Hicks DH40000120.278.335.468.8040.0
E. Navarro 1B42200002.179.207.250.4574.0
M. Mahtook LF31121100.275.328.461.7898.0
B. Holaday C41100002.286.286.357.6432.0
J. Jones CF31110010.167.244.287.5314.5
D. Machado SS41100011.278.316.340.6561.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - T. Anderson (26)
    BATTING
    • 2B - N. Castellanos (32), J. Jones (2)
    • HR - J. Candelario (3), N. Castellanos (23), M. Mahtook (12)
    • RBI - J. Candelario 4 (11), N. Castellanos 4 (92), M. Mahtook 2 (38), J. Jones (11)
    • 2-Out RBI - N. Castellanos 2 (38)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - I. Kinsler (14)
    • CS - N. Castellanos (5)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - A. Garcia (10)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Covey (L, 0-6)3.27554308.181.80-10.5
    C. Beck2.04441026.671.67-3.0
    M. Pelfrey2.12330115.641.541.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Covey (L, 0-6)3.2
    C. Beck2.0
    M. Pelfrey2.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Boyd (W, 6-10)9.01001505.331.5737.5
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Boyd (W, 6-10)9.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - D. Covey 2 (6)
    • HBP - M. Pelfrey (10)
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Covey 68-35, C. Beck 47-31, M. Pelfrey 33-22
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Covey 4-1, C. Beck 4-2, M. Pelfrey 2-4
    • Batters Faced - D. Covey 19, C. Beck 11, M. Pelfrey 10
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 121-76
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 10-12
    • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 29
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Anderson SS40100001.262.281.414.6952.0
    Y. Moncada 2B40000011.227.343.409.752-0.5
    J. Abreu 1B30000010.306.358.553.910-0.5
    A. Garcia RF30000000.333.381.505.8860.0
    M. Davidson DH30000000.223.267.462.7280.0
    T. Saladino 3B30000010.185.260.239.499-0.5
    W. Garcia LF30000010.250.308.427.735-0.5
    A. Engel CF30000000.185.253.317.5700.0
    R. Brantly C10000110.250.375.300.6750.5
    a- K. Smith PH10000000.281.308.382.6900.0
    Total280100152-----
    • a-grounded out for Brantly in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    I. Kinsler 2B42200102.234.312.396.7097.0
    J. Candelario 3B33341200.291.384.477.86115.0
    N. Castellanos RF51241004.266.317.481.79810.0
    J. Hicks DH40000120.278.335.468.8040.0
    E. Navarro 1B42200002.179.207.250.4574.0
    M. Mahtook LF31121100.275.328.461.7898.0
    B. Holaday C41100002.286.286.357.6432.0
    J. Jones CF31110010.167.244.287.5314.5
    D. Machado SS41100011.278.316.340.6561.5
    Total3412131135411-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Anderson (26)
      BATTING
      • 2B - N. Castellanos (32), J. Jones (2)
      • HR - J. Candelario (3), N. Castellanos (23), M. Mahtook (12)
      • RBI - J. Candelario 4 (11), N. Castellanos 4 (92), M. Mahtook 2 (38), J. Jones (11)
      • 2-Out RBI - N. Castellanos 2 (38)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - I. Kinsler (14)
      • CS - N. Castellanos (5)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - A. Garcia (10)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Covey (L, 0-6)3.27554308.181.80-10.5
      C. Beck2.04441026.671.67-3.0
      M. Pelfrey2.12330115.641.541.5
      Total8.0131212543---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Covey (L, 0-6)3.2
      C. Beck2.0
      M. Pelfrey2.1
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Boyd (W, 6-10)9.01001505.331.5737.5
      Total9.0100150---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Boyd (W, 6-10)9.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. Covey 2 (6)
      • HBP - M. Pelfrey (10)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Covey 68-35, C. Beck 47-31, M. Pelfrey 33-22
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Covey 4-1, C. Beck 4-2, M. Pelfrey 2-4
      • Batters Faced - D. Covey 19, C. Beck 11, M. Pelfrey 10
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 121-76
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 10-12
      • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 29
      • 8TH INNING
        Candelario homered to right center, Jones and Machado scored012
      • 6TH INNING
        Castellanos homered to left center, Candelario scored09
      • 5TH INNING
        Mahtook homered to left, Navarro scored07
      • 4TH INNING
        Jones doubled to left center, Holaday scored05
      • 3RD INNING
        Castellanos doubled to left center, Kinsler and Candelario scored04
      • 2ND INNING
        Navarro scored on wild pitch02
      • 1ST INNING
        Candelario singled to left, Kinsler scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • A. Engel: Foul, Ball, Ball, Engel fouled out to third
        • Kevan Smith hit for Rob Brantly
        • K. Smith: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Smith grounded out to second
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Anderson doubled to deep right center
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Moncada grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • M. Davidson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Davidson popped out to second
        • T. Saladino: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Saladino flied out to center
        • W. Garcia: Strike looking, Garcia grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Pelfrey Pitching:
        • J. Jones: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Jones hit by pitch
        • D. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Machado singled to left, Jones to second
        • I. Kinsler: Foul, Ball, Ball, Kinsler flied out to center, Jones to third
        • J. Candelario: Candelario homered to right center, Jones and Machado scored
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Castellanos flied out to right
        • J. Hicks: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Moncada grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Abreu popped out to shortstop
        • A. Garcia: Ball, Garcia grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Pelfrey Pitching:
        • E. Navarro: Strike looking, Navarro lined out to center
        • M. Mahtook: Mahtook grounded out to pitcher
        • B. Holaday: Strike looking, Holaday flied out to center
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • A. Engel: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Engel flied out to center
        • R. Brantly: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Brantly struck out swinging
        • T. Anderson: Anderson fouled out to first
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Beck Pitching:
        • D. Machado: Foul, Foul, Ball, Machado lined out to center
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Kinsler grounded out to third
        • J. Candelario: Strike swinging, Candelario singled to shallow center
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Castellanos homered to left center, Candelario scored
        • Mike Pelfrey relieved Chris Beck
        • J. Hicks: Hicks grounded out to third
        • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • M. Davidson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Davidson lined out to left
        • T. Saladino: Ball, Ball, Saladino grounded out to third
        • W. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Garcia flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Beck Pitching:
        • J. Hicks: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Hicks grounded out to shortstop
        • E. Navarro: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Navarro singled to right
        • M. Mahtook: Strike looking, Mahtook homered to left, Navarro scored
        • B. Holaday: Strike swinging, Holaday grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Jones: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Jones grounded out to third
        • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Foul, Moncada flied out to right
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
        • A. Garcia: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Garcia grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Covey Pitching:
        • M. Mahtook: Foul, Mahtook grounded out to third
        • B. Holaday: Ball, Holaday singled to left
        • J. Jones: Ball, Foul, Jones doubled to left center, Holaday scored
        • D. Machado: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kinsler walked
        • Chris Beck relieved Dylan Covey
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Pickoff attempt to second, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt to second, Ball, Ball, Candelario walked, Jones to third, Kinsler to second
        • N. Castellanos: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Castellanos flied out to deep center
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • W. Garcia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
        • A. Engel: Strike looking, Ball, Engel lined out to left
        • R. Brantly: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Brantly walked
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Anderson grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Covey Pitching:
        • D. Machado: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Machado grounded out to third
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Kinsler singled to left
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Candelario walked, Kinsler to second
        • N. Castellanos: Foul, Ball, Kinsler to third, Candelario to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Castellanos doubled to left center, Kinsler and Candelario scored
        • J. Hicks: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hicks walked
        • E. Navarro: Strike looking, Ball, Navarro lined into double play right to shortstop, Castellanos out at second
        • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • A. Garcia: Garcia grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Davidson flied out to deep center
        • T. Saladino: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Saladino struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Covey Pitching:
        • E. Navarro: Navarro singled to left
        • M. Mahtook: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Mahtook walked, Navarro to second
        • B. Holaday: Holaday grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Navarro to third, Mahtook out at second
        • J. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Navarro scored on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Strike swinging, Ball, Anderson grounded out to second
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Moncada struck out on foul tip
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Abreu flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Covey Pitching:
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Foul, Kinsler singled to left center
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Kinsler stole second, Ball, Foul, Candelario singled to left, Kinsler scored
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Castellanos reached on fielder's choice to third, Candelario out at second
        • J. Hicks: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Castellanos caught stealing, catcher to second, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)