Boyd marks Galarraga date with five no-hit innings

Lynn Henning
The Detroit News

Detroit — On the sixth anniversary of Armando Galarraga’s near-perfect game at Comerica Park, rookie Matt Boyd had an early flirtation with history.

He pitched five innings of no-hit baseball before the Yankees dented him for a double, two singles, and a sacrifice fly that scored a run and tied the Tigers, 1-1.

Boyd’s no-hit bid followed the previous night’s drama at Anaheim, Calif., when rookie Michael Fulmer carried a no-hitter into the seventh before the Angels scored.

Galarraga, a Tigers right-hander, came within a missed call of throwing a perfect game on June 2, 2010. A botched judgment by first base umpire Jim Joyce instead turned what would have been a perfect game into a one-hitter.

The Tigers scored first in Thursday night’s duel, which was a makeup game necessitated by an April 10 rainout.

Miguel Cabrera doubled to lead off the fourth, moved to third on a bounce out, and scored on a two-out bloop single from Justin Upton. @Lynn_Henning