Sign up today and save up to 83% on a Hartford Courant digital subscription

Chris Iannetta

Verlander takes no-hit bid into 9th, Tigers beat Angels 5-0

Justin Verlander leaned forward a bit, hoping this line drive would land foul. Then he arched his back in disappointment when the ball hit the line, kicking up chalk on its way to the left-field corner. Verlander lost a bid for his third no-hitter when Chris Iannetta hit a leadoff double in the ninth inning, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-0 Wednesday night. Trying to become the sixth major leaguer to throw three no-hitters, Verlander settled instead for a one-hit shutout. He was an inch away from so much more. "That's the toughest part of a no-hitter is getting through that last inning," Verlander said. "How many times have you seen guys break...