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Bunt from Yankees' Double A Team Ends No-Hitter for the Hartford Yard Goats

The Hartford Yard Goats came close to what Minor League Baseball said would have been the team’s first no-hitter Tuesday night until a bunt in the top of the ninth inning broke that streak. It came from the bat of a player from the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate Trenton Thunder.

Four pitchers, Rico Garcia, Jordan Foley, Logan Cozart and Ben Bowden, took the mound and struck out batters, one by one, until the second batter the Yard Goats faced in the top of the ninth inning. 

Matt Lipka, of the Trenton Thunder, took the batter’s box, bunted off a pitch from Bowden and ran until tagging first base in the nick of time.

After Lipka, Bowden struck out the next two batters, securing the 3-0 win for the Colorado Rockies Double-A affiliate.

After the final pitch, some Yard Goats players exchanged words with Lipka and the benches both cleared, but that was the end of it. 

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