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Others have exited with no-hitter

Others have exited with no-hitter

HOUSTON -- Robbie Ross was the sixth Rangers pitcher in club history to leave a game with a no-hitter going. The other four.

• On Sept. 22, 1973, Sonny Siebert exited a game against the Royals with a no-hitter through five innings. The Rangers ended up losing in 14 innings.

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• On Opening Day of 1985, Charlie Hough had a no-hitter through six innings. But he also walked eight and allowed two runs against the Orioles in Baltimore. The Rangers lost 4-2 on a day when it snowed.

• In Bobby Witt's second Major League start on April 17, 1986, he pitched a no-hitter through five innings against the Brewers, allowing eight walks and striking out 10. He also had four wild pitches. The Rangers won, 7-5.

• After an abbreviated Spring Training because of a labor dispute, Nolan Ryan started for the Rangers on Opening Day in 1990 and had a no-hitter through five innings before coming out having thrown 91 pitches. The Rangers won, 4-2.

• The closest the Rangers came to completing a combined no-hitter was on Aug. 23, 2010. Rich Harden had a no-hitter through 6 2/3 innings against the Twins. After walking five and striking out six, Harden left the game having thrown 111 pitches. Matt Harrison finished the seventh, Darren O'Day set the side down in order in the eighth but Neftali Feliz gave up a single in the ninth in a 4-0 victory.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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