Edwin Jackson made history Friday, throwing a no-hitter against his former teammates that was the first at Tropicana Field. Jackson's performance was a bit wild - he threw 149 pitches (the most by any big-leaguer in more than five years) and walked eight, including seven in the first three innings. "It was one of those bittersweet feelings," Jackson said, covered by celebratory beer and shaving cream. "You throw a no-hitter and it's against an ex-team, but at least it's with a crowd that you've had accomplishment with."
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No-hitter No. 4
The Rays have been no-hit three times (twice in perfect games) in less than a year. The Rays are the first team to be no-hit three times in 12 months since the 1906 Brooklyn Superbas**.
|Date||May 9||July 23, 2009||April 27, 2002|
|Opponent||Oakland Athletics||Chicago White Sox||Boston Red Sox|
|Pitcher||Dallas Braden*||Mark Buehrle*||Derek Lowe|
* Threw a perfect game ** Two were 7-inning games