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Season's first no-hitter leads to free pizza

Registered users can claim free pie courtesy of Domino's

Bring on the pizza. No-no kidding.

The hot, fresh and tantalizing #DomiNoNo opportunity has been back in play during this Major League season, and it's a reality once again. Domino's had pledged to give away 20,000 pizzas after each of the first two no-hitters to registered users, and that's exactly what will happen on Tuesday after Sunday saw the big leagues' first no-no of 2014.

If 2013 is any indication, it will be quite an event.

Spurred by furious social media activity and fan excitement, last year's first two no-hitters, which took place less than two weeks apart in July, saw the entire allotment of pizzas claimed in under two hours. There have been at least two no-hitters each season in Major League Baseball since 2006.

"Domino's is thrilled to recognize and celebrate one of the great achievements in sports -- the no-hitter -- by continuing this very cool partnership with," said Chris Brandon, Domino's Pizza spokesperson. "This is now bigger and better as we prepare to give away 40,000 pizzas both seasons, and make it easier for all baseball fans to get in on the excitement."

Thanks to Sunday's no-hitter, the first 20,000 accounts to register at can carry out a FREE medium 2-topping Handmade Pan Pizza. The redemption period begins 3 p.m. ET Tuesday.

The promotion is valid after each of the first two no-hitters of the 2014 and '15 MLB seasons.

To further spur your baseball enthusiasm when a no-hitter is in progress, the promotion will again leverage multiple digital platforms. When a no-hitter is in progress through the sixth inning of any game, you will be encouraged to follow @MLB on Twitter and use the #DomiNoNo hashtag for up-to-the-moment game alerts or watch live video on or the award-winning At Bat app.

The first two no-hitters last season were on July 2 by Homer Bailey of the Reds and July 13 by Tim Lincecum of the Giants, each resulting in mass pizza. Henderson Alvarez's no-no on the final day of the regular season at Miami brought the final number to three.

Since 1901, there have been 235 no-hitters. That averages to just more than two per season.

Mark Newman is enterprise editor of Read and join other baseball fans on his community blog.
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