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Astros' Erik Bedard halts own no-no

Updated: July 21, 2013, 10:22 AM ET
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A no-hitter often defines a pitcher's career, but for Erik Bedard of the Houston Astros it was his short-term future and not immortality that drove him on Saturday.

The left-hander took himself out of his attempt at his first career no-hitter 6 1/3 innings into it.

The journeyman handed the ball over to manager Bo Porter with a stat line of 10 strikeouts, five walks, one earned run, 109 pitches and, oh yeah, zero hits.

"I asked him, 'Are you sure?' And he said, 'I'm ...

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