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Published July 26, 2010, 09:21 PM

Garza pitches 1st no-hitter in Rays history

Former Twin allows one walk in 5-0 win over Tigers

By: Fred Goodall, Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Matt Garza pitched the first no-hitter in Tampa Bay Rays history and the fifth in the major leagues this season, beating the Detroit Tigers 5-0 Monday night.

Garza faced the minimum 27 batters, allowing only a second-inning walk, for a team that's often been on the wrong end of pitching gems lately.

The Rays have been held hitless three times since last July, including a pair of perfect games that were thrown against them.

The last time there were at least five no-hitters in a season was 1991, when Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan threw one of seven in the big leagues that year, according to STATS LLC.