Wilson Alvarez threw 11 1/3 no-hit innings for the White Sox to begin his 1991 season (albeit in August) with a no-hitter, and Hideo Nomo threw 10 2/3 innings to start his 2001 season -- a no-hitter on April 4, then 1 2/3 innings before giving up a hit on April 10.
Bob Feller is the only pitcher to throw a no-hitter on Opening Day, and he gave up a hit to the first batter he faced in his second start of the season in 1940.
Bauer did not allow a hit against the Astros on April 9, but he did walk five and was pulled after 111 pitches (65 strikes). The bullpen held up the no-hitter until the ninth inning.
Bauer faced 34 batters before allowing a hit this season. Since 1974, it was the second-longest such streak, behind only Nomo's 37 in 2001.
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