Justin Verlander throws third career no-hitter in Astros 2-0 win over Blue Jays

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Monday, September 2, 2019
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ABC13's Tom Abrahams and Bob Slovak discuss Verlander's no-hitter

TORONTO, Ontario (KTRK) -- Sunday was a historical day for Justin Verlander and the Astros.

Verlander threw his third career no-hitter in the Astros' 2-0 win over the Blue Jays.

Verlander threw for 14 K's with 120 pitches.

It was the 13th no-hitter in Astros' franchise history.

Verlander joined some elite company Sunday, becoming just the sixth pitcher in MLB history to have at least three no-hitters.

He took the Instagram after the historical accomplishment, saying how humbled he was to be joining the elite group.

Ben Verlander, Justin's brother, was at the Detroit Tigers game and saw the no-hitter happen from a club suite.

Abraham Toro made the victory possible, hitting a two-run HR in the top of the 9th inning in his return to Canada.

Toro would then get the final out that gave Verlander the no-hitter.

The Astros are 89-49 on the season and lead the AL West by 9.5 games.