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Rangers 4, Twins 0: Mauer's Single Breaks Up No-Hitter

Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer broke up a combined no-hitter with a one-out single off Neftali Feliz in the ninth inning, but the Texas Rangers used sensational pitching to defeat the Twins, 4-0, in the opener of a four-game series at Rangers Ballpark.

Rich Harden, Matt Harrison, Darren O' Day, and Feliz were close to tossing the first official combined no-hitter in the majors since Houston used six pitchers to blank the New York Yankees, 8-0, on June 11, 2003.

Harden (5-4) went 6 2/3 frames in the start, fanning six batters and walking five. He tossed 111 pitches before being pulled with Jim Thome coming to the plate.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.