Justin Verlander was on the verge of his fourth career no-hitter on Tuesday night.
The Houston Astros ace made it into the eighth inning of tonight's matchup against the Minnesota Twins without allowing a single hit. Third baseman Gio Urshela broke the streak with a line-drive single one out into the eighth.
Had Verlander completed tonight's no-hitter, he would've become just the third pitcher in MLB history to notch four of more career no-hitters.
Nolan Ryan holds the all-time lead with seven. Sandy Koufax has four.
The MLB world took to Twitter to react to this incredible performance for the 39-year-old pitcher.
Tonight's performance furthers Verlander's excellent start to the 2022 season. Through 40.2 innings pitched for the Astros this year, the two-time Cy Young Award winner has allowed just 20 hits with 31 strikeouts and six walks. He lowered his ERA to 1.55 and now has a 4-1 record on the year.
The Astros lead the Twins 5-0 in the bottom of the ninth.