Manager OK with Erik Bedard choice

Updated: July 21, 2013, 3:20 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Houston manager Bo Porter defended Erik Bedard's decision to remove himself from Saturday night's game against Seattle with a no-hitter in the seventh inning because of a high pitch count and said he wouldn't have let the left-hander stay in much longer.

Bedard, who has had three shoulder surgeries, chose to leave the game after working 6 1/3 because he had thrown 109 pitches.

Porter said before Sunday's game against Seattle that he would have pulled Bedard at ...

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