New York Yankees throws a no hitter


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ARLINGTON, TEXAS – MAY 19: Corey Kluber #28 of the New York Yankees celebrates a no-hitter with Kyle Higashioka #66 against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field on May 19, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Caleb Ries, Writer

New York Yankees right-hander Corey Kluber no-hit the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night as part of a 2-0 victory, recording the sixth no-hitter of the 2021 Major League Baseball season. Kluber’s no-no was the second in as many nights, as Detroit Tigers righty Spencer Turnbull did the same thing Tuesday evening against the Seattle Mariners. Kluber struck out nine batters and permitted a single walk, with that coming against Charlie Culberson in the third inning. He leaned heavily on his curveball, cutter, and sinker, with those three pitches representing more than 70 percent of his offerings on the evening. Coincidentally, Kluber’s sinker velocity was up, albeit barely, when compared to his seasonal average.