Turnbull allowed just two walks in an otherwise spotless start against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning.
It’s the first no-hitter for the organization since Justin Verlander no-hit the Toronto Blue Jays on May 7, 2011. That was Verlander’s second no-hitter -- the first came against the Milwaukee Brewers on June 12, 2007.
Turnbull’s no-hitter is the eighth in team history. He struck out nine batters in what was his first career complete game -- and finished with a career-high 117 pitches.
The first batter to reach base against Turnbull was rookie Jarred Kelenic, who led off the bottom of the fourth inning with a walk. He stole second base with two outs, but was stranded there.
Then, Turnbull walked Jose Marmolejos to lead off the ninth inning. He was erased on a one-out fielder’s choice by Kelenic, who was eventually stranded at first base.
Detroit did more than enough on offense, scoring five runs on 10 hits. Jeimer Candelario hit a home run and a double, while Harold Castro hit a double and a pair of singles. Jonathan Schoop pitched in two singles.
With the win, the Tigers are 7-2 in their last nine games and have improved their overall record to 16-26.