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They didn’t hit.
They didn’t draw walks.
But thanks to a tiebreaker rule that’s used in the minors during extra innings, the Clearwater Threshers did win their game against the Tampa Tarpons.
During the second game of a doubleheader — Clearwater won the first – the Threshers and Tarpons were both scoreless following the seventh inning.
Entering the eighth — which counts as extra innings in the minors during doubleheaders — the Threshers started with a man on second as per MILB rules.
The runner advanced to third on an error by Tampa’s shortstop and then scored when Clearwater second baseman Daniel Brito hit into a fielder’s choice with a ground ball to first base.
Weird baseball in Tampa:
Threshers break a 0-0 tie in the 8th on a run-scoring fielder's choice. Clearwater leads 1-0, but does not have a hit – We go to the bottom of the 8th inning in game two of a doubleheader at Tampa. Listen LIVE: https://t.co/joJKxk6yS1
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In the bottom of the eighth, the Tarpons couldn’t push a run across despite starting with a runner at second base of their own.
Thanks to the error, the Tarpons weren’t credited with a perfect game but the team still did have a no-hitter in the loss.
Read the full story at the Associated Press
The Clearwater Threshers were no-hit, but still won 1-0 pic.twitter.com/tOhrpntWwL
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