Veteran pitcher Corey Kluber has won two Cy Young awards and has pitched in the World Series, but until Wednesday night he had never thrown a no-hitter in his 11-year career.
The New York Yankees right-hander can now check that box after holding the Texas Rangers without a hit in a 2-0 victory.
In the year of the no-no in Major League Baseball, Kluber became the second pitcher in as many nights — and sixth overall — to accomplish the feat.
“It was a lot of fun, I think it was a special night,” Kluber said. “I’ve never been part of one, witnessed one, let alone thrown one.”
The 35-year-old right-hander threw 101 pitches and struck out nine, allowing only one baserunner — a third-inning walk to Charlie Culberson.