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WATCH: The play that saved Homer Bailey's no-hitter
A slick play by Gold Glove first baseman Joey Votto wipes out a likely hit
 

The Cincinnati Reds' Homer Bailey threw his second career no-hitter Tuesday night, but not without the help of a heads-up play by first baseman Joey Votto.

With one out and a man on second in the seventh inning, Bailey forgot to cover first on a ball hit to the right side. Votto fielded the ball well off the bag, but with no one covering for him at first, fired to third and caught the Giants' Grego Blanco in a rundown.

The play went into the books as a fielder's choice, negating what would otherwise have likely been a hit.

Bailey recorded the league's last no-hitter back in September. He is the first pitcher to throw two no-hitters before anyone else could hurl one since Nolan Ryan did so in 1974 and 1975.

You can watch Bailey record all 27 outs in the video below:

 
Jon Terbush is an associate editor at TheWeek.com covering politics, sports, and other things he finds interesting. He has previously written for Talking Points Memo, Raw Story, and Business Insider.

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