Bailey no-hits Giants


Associated Press

CINCINNATI

Another hard-throwin’ Texan has developed a knack for no-hitters.

Homer Bailey threw his second in 10 months and the first in the majors this season, pitching the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.

Bailey became the third Reds pitcher with more than one no-hitter, joining Jim Maloney and Johnny Vander Meer — still the only big leaguer to toss two in a row. Bailey beat the Pirates 1-0 in Pittsburgh last Sept. 28 and got another 17 starts later.

“Every dog has its day twice, I guess,” Bailey said. “It felt good to do it in front of the Cincinnati fans.”

The last pitcher to throw one no-hitter and then another before anyone else in the majors accomplished the feat was Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan.

“To do it once is extra special. To do it twice — I don’t really have the words for it right now.”

Bailey (5-6) dominated the defending World Series champs. He walked Gregor Blanco leading off the seventh, the only Giants batter to reach base.

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