There have been 18 no-hit bids taken into the 8th inning or later this season. Five have been completed, five have been broken up in the 9th inning and eight including Kuroda's have been broken up in the 8th inning.
LAST 6 DODGERS NO-HITTERS BROKEN UP
AFTER 7 INNINGS
Kuroda is the first Dodgers pitcher to take a no hitter past the seventh inning since Clayton Kershaw had his no-hitter broken up with no outs in the 8th inning by the Marlins on May 17, 2009.
It's the second time in the last three seasons that Kuroda has taken a no-hitter past the seventh inning only to have it broken up in the 8th. Mark Teixeira broke up Kuroda's last no-hit bid in the 8th inning against the Braves on July 7, 2008.
Since 1996, when Hideo Nomo recorded the Dodgers' last no-hitter, the only Dodgers pitcher to go as deep into a game without allowing a hit as Kuroda did against the Phillies was Ramon Martinez on April 5, 1998 in Cincinnati. Eddie Taubensee spoiled Martinez’s no-hit bid that day with a one-out single in the eighth inning.