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Corey Kluber throws 12th no-hitter in Yankees history, MLB closing in on rec

Yankees righty Corey Kluber threw the sixth no-hitter of the 2021 MLB season.

New York Yankees starting pitcher Corey Kluber (28) throws during the fifthinning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field. Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

And we have another no-hitter! New York Yankees righty Corey Kluber gave up one walk and otherwise was perfect in a 2-0 win over the Texas Rangers. This is the sixth no-hitter of the MLB season, which puts the league well ahead of pace to crush the record of seven in a single season.

Kluber walked Charlie Culberson in the third inning and only went to a three-ball count once after that. The Yankees plated two runs in the sixth inning to stake Kluber to a lead. Tyler Wade tripled to knock in Kyle Higashioka and then D.J. LeMahieu knocked in Wade with a sacrifice fly.

This is the 12th no-hitter in Yankees history. The last no-no of any kind was a perfect game by David Cone in 1999, which had followed a David Wells’ perfect game in 1998. Dwight Gooden threw the last non-perfect no-hitter in 1996.

This is the second time the Rangers have been no-hit this season following an April 9th no-hitter at the hands of San Diego Padres pitcher Joe Musgrove. Interestingly enough, the six no-hitters this season have been evenly divided between three teams — the Rangers, Indians, and Mariners.