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Triple-A Norfolk two outs away from no-hitter

Triple-A Norfolk two outs away from no-hitter

The Norfolk Tides were two outs away from throwing a no-hitter against the Durham Bulls on Thursday night.

The Orioles' Triple-A affiliate held Durham hitless until the Bulls third baseman Matt Mangini singled to center off Tides reliever Jon Link with one out in the ninth in a 4-0 Norfolk win.

Norfolk starter Miguel Gonzalez continues his Triple-A dominance (1.50 ERA, 36 K and 10 H in 30 IP), throwing five innings of no-hit ball, striking out four and walking one. Newly signed left-handed reliever J.C. Romero threw a perfect sixth in his Tides debut, striking out two.

Eddie Gamboa tossed two hitless innings before giving way to Link in the ninth.

Lew Ford had...