- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Max Scherzer’s bid to become the second pitcher in major league history to throw two consecutive no-hitters ended when Philadelphia’s Freddy Galvis doubled with one out in the sixth inning Friday night.

Scherzer retired the first 16 batters before Galvis lined a 1-1 pitch to the right-field wall.

The Nationals’ right-hander tossed a no-hitter last Saturday against Pittsburgh, falling one strike shy of a perfect game before hitting Jose Tabata with a pitch with two outs and two strikes. He threw a one-hitter, striking out 16 in his previous start.

Johnny Vander Meer threw two straight no-hitters for the Cincinnati Reds in June 1938.

The deepest a pitcher took a no-hitter after throwing one was Nolan Ryan in 1973, when he allowed a hit with no outs in the eighth.

Washington leads 5-0 in the sixth.



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