LOS ANGELES — Tyler Anderson’s impressive — and somewhat unlikely — no-hit bid fell two outs Wednesday night when Shohei Ohtani hit it with a line-drive triple in the ninth inning of what would later be a 4-1 win over Crosstown rivals Los Angeles Angels.
Ohtani’s triple came on Anderson’s 123rd pitch of the night, 14 more than his previous career high. Relying heavily on effective substitution, the 32-year-old left-hander knocked out eight racquets, gave out two walks, hit another and watched two other racquets reach base from errors.
First was Taylor Ward, who led the game with a harmless fly ball that set up a collision between Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts in right midfield, causing the ball to splash away before Bellinger pulled Ward back en route to second base. The second came in the seventh inning with a slow roll from Jared Walsh, who Anderson lined up on the first baseline before throwing in error, giving Walsh the second place finish.
Anderson, 32, knocked out four of the next five batters, ended the eighth inning with a strikeout and walked away to a standing ovation. He started the ninth with 117 pitches – already eight more than his previous career high – and then beat Mike Trout, who was facing a tall cutter. On the next pitch, another cutter a little lower, Ohtani tied a liner into right field. Betts dived in full overtime but couldn’t come up with the no-hitter-receiving catch, causing Anderson to walk off the mound to a standing ovation and watch Craig Kimbrel log the last two outs.
Anderson became the first Dodgers pitcher to lose a no-hitter in the ninth inning or later since Rich Hill, who lost in the 10th to the Pittsburgh Pirates on August 23, 2017. Anderson’s opponent on Wednesday was Reid Detmers, who is responsible for what remains the only solo no-hitter of the 2022 season. The Angels have not been without hits since September 11, 1999, giving them the second-longest active streak in the majors.