(65-74, 33-39 away)
(70-69, 37-31 home)
7:05 PM ET, September 6, 2006
Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida
MIAMI (AP) -- Anibal Sanchez was standing behind the mound when the scoreboard caught his eye, confirming what he already knew: He was one out from a no-hitter.
Prior to Anibal Sanchez's no-hitter on Tuesday night, it had been more than two years since one was thrown in the major leagues. Why had it been so long? ESPN Insider Rob Neyer offers two words: batting average.
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|Sept. 6, 2006||Anibal Sanchez vs. Arizona, 2-0|
|May 12, 2001||A.J. Burnett at San Diego, 3-0|
|June 10, 1997||Kevin Brown at San Francisco, 9-0|
|May 11, 1996||Al Leiter vs. Colorado, 11-0|
|Sept. 6, 2006||Anibal Sanchez, Florida||Arizona||2-0|
|May 18, 2004||Randy Johnson, Arizona||Atlanta||2-0 (perfect game)|
|June 11, 2003||Houston, six pitchers||N.Y. Yankees||8-0|
|April 27, 2003||Kevin Millwood, Philadelphia||San Francisco||1-0|
|April 27, 2002||Derek Lowe, Boston||Tampa Bay||10-0|
|Sept. 3, 2001||Bud Smith, St. Louis||Arizona||4-0|
|May 12, 2001||A.J. Burnett, Florida||San Diego||3-0|
|April 4, 2001||Hideo Nomo, Boston||Baltimore||3-0|
|* For the list of all-time no-hitters, click here.|
In ESPN.com's daily baseball Podcast, Alan Schwarz and Buster Olney react to Anibal Sanchez's no-hitter. After trading him to the Marlins, how do the Red Sox feel now? Plus, the Twins could have Francisco Liriano back soon.
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Joe Girardi became the first man since Jeff Torborg to both catch and manage a no-hitter. Girardi employed six rookies on Wednesday night, including Anibal Sanchez. That's the most rookies to play in the winning side of a no-hitter since 1957, when the major leagues established its first official rule to define the rookie status of players.
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There were perhaps 2,000 fans in the stands when the game began. ... Sanchez is the second Venezuelan to throw a no-hitter. The first was Wilson Alvarez in Aug. 11, 1991, for the Chicago White Sox against Baltimore.
Regular Season Series
|FLA||2nd||J Borchard homered to right center.||0||1|
|FLA||4th||M Cabrera homered to left center.||0||2|
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|Stadium||Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL|
|Attendance||12,561 (32.6% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||76 degrees, cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Jeff Kellogg, First Base - Jerry Meals, Second Base - Mike Reilly, Third Base - Rob Drake|