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July 3, 2013

Andover's Hanigan catches no-hitter for Reds

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Teammates poured onto the field to celebrate and doused with a red sports drink.

It was the 16th no-hitter in Cincinnati history.

No Reds pitcher had thrown a no-no at home since Tom Browning’s 1-0 perfect game against the Dodgers at Riverfront Stadium on Sept. 16, 1988.

Bailey became the third pitcher in the history of baseball’s first professional franchise to get more than one.

Vander Meer threw the only back-to-back no-hitters in major league history in 1938, beating Boston and Brooklyn. Maloney had a no-hitter at Wrigley Field in 1965 and one at home against Houston in 1969.

The Giants were no-hit for the 16th time. The last three pitchers to hold them hitless were all named Kevin — LA’s Gross in 1992, Florida’s Brown in 1997 and Philadelphia’s Millwood in 2003.

Bailey was facing a lineup in a deep funk — two runs or less in nine of San Francisco’s last 12 games. He didn’t need much help to keep the no-hitter going — the Giants went rather quietly.

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