Yankees RHP Corey Kluber throws 6th no-hitter of season

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - MAY 19:  Corey Kluber #28 of the New York Yankees throws against the Texas Rangers in the sixth inning at Globe Life Field on May 19, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

It is the Year of the No-Hitter. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Corey Kluber became the latest pitcher to enter the history books with a no-hitter this season, just 24 hours after the last no-hitter.

The New York Yankees right-hander tossed nine no-hit innings to blank the Texas Rangers on Wednesday in a 2-0 win. Kluber’s final line: 9 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 9 strikeouts, 101 pitches. The lone blemish of his night was a third-inning walk of Charlie Culberson.

Six no-hitters have now been thrown this season, one away from the modern record of seven and two away from the overall record of eight set in 1884. With four months remaining in the regular season, MLB is well-positioned to shatter that mark.

Kluber joins Joe Musgrove, Carlos Rodon, John Means, Wade Miley and Spencer Turnbull in accomplishing the feat.

It is the first no-hitter of the former Cy Young winner’s career and the 11th in Yankees history. That the feat came at the expense of the Rangers is likely a bitter pill for Texas to swallow, as Kluber left the team in free agency last offseason after throwing one inning in his one-year tenure with the team.

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