Porter defends Bedard for leaving no-hitter, would have pulled him at 120 pitches anyway

  • by: KRISTIE RIEKEN , AP Sports Writer
  • Updated: July 22, 2013 - 7:23 AM

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.

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