As he inched closer to a no-hitter, Jake Odorizzi was ready to throw 140 pitches if needed. He was nearing his career high against the New York Yankees, but was confident he could talk Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor into leaving him in for the ninth inning if it got to that point.
Odorizzi never made it that far.
His no-hit bid was broken up when Greg Bird laced a run-scoring double with one out in the eighth, and the Twins beat the Yankees 3-1 Wednesday night to take two of three from New York.
The Yankees' lead over Oakland for the top AL wild card was cut to one game as they completed a 4-5 trip.
A tiring Odorizzi walked Luke Voit before Bird lined...