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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