Spencer Turnbull throws Detroit Tigers’ first no-hitter in a decade in win over Mariners

Turnbull allows just two walks in team’s first no-hitter since Justin Verlander

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - MAY 18: Spencer Turnbull #56 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates after his no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park on May 18, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. The Detroit Tigers beat the Seattle Mariners 5-0. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - MAY 18: Spencer Turnbull #56 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates after his no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park on May 18, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. The Detroit Tigers beat the Seattle Mariners 5-0. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) (2021 Getty Images)

DETROITSpencer Turnbull has thrown the first no-hitter for the Detroit Tigers organization in almost exactly a decade.

Turnbull allowed just two walks in an otherwise spotless start against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning.

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - MAY 18: Spencer Turnbull #56 and Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers celebrate after Turnbull's no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park on May 18, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. The Detroit Tigers beat the Seattle Mariners 5-0. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) (2021 Getty Images)

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.

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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.

Spencer Turnbull #56 of the Detroit Tigers looks on in the dugout during the third inning against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park on May 18, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (2021 Getty Images)

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