Ziomek tosses 6 2/3 innings of no-hit ball

Tigers No. 9 prospect was one strike away from a no-hitter for Class A Advanced Lakeland

Ziomek tosses 6 2/3 innings of no-hit ball

Kevin Ziomek's extraordinary night ended on a sour note.

The Tigers' No. 9 prospect had a no-hitter going with only one out left in Class A Advanced Lakeland's 3-1 win over Tampa, but he could not complete it. Down to his final strike, Yankees No. 20 prospect Dustin Fowler ripped a double to end Tampa's drought and ruin Ziomek's bid for the history books.

The Yankees added a walk and then an RBI single from No. 22 Miguel Andujar before Ziomek was replaced by Whit Mayberry, who promptly ended the game by inducing a groundout.

While he undoubtedly would've preferred a different ending to his outing, Ziomek still picked up his seventh win of the season and cut his ERA from 3.82 to 3.70. He collected four strikeouts and has allowed just four earned runs in his past four starts (25 2/3 innings).

Alex M. Smith is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.