Santana throws first no hitter in Mets history

Friday, June 1, 2012 9:50 PM
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NEW YORK — Johan Santana pitched the first no-hitter in New York Mets' history, helped by an umpire's missed call and an outstanding catch in left field in an 8-0 victory over St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.

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After a string of close calls in their 51-season history, Santana finally finished the job in the Mets' 8,020nd game since the team was born in 1962.

He needed a couple of key assists to do it.

Carlos Beltran, back at Citi Field for the first time since the Mets traded him last July, hit a line drive over third base in the sixth inning that hit the foul line and should have been called fair. But third base umpire Adrian Johnson ruled it foul and the no-hitter was intact.

Mike Baxter made a tremendous catch in left field to rob Yadier Molina of extra bases in the seventh, getting injured in the process.

Most Recent No-Hitters, Team-by-Team

American League

Baltimore — Bob Milacki (6 innings), Mike Flanagan (1), Mark Williamson (1) and Gregg Olson (1) vs. Oakland, 2-0, July 13, 1991

Boston — Jon Lester vs. Kansas City, 7-0, May 19, 2008

Chicago — x-Phil Humber at Seattle, 4-0, April 21, 2012

Cleveland — x-Len Barker vs. Toronto, 3-0, May 15, 1981

Detroit — Justin Verlander at Toronto, 9-0, May 7, 2011

Kansas City — Bret Saberhagen vs. Chicago White Sox, 7-0, Aug. 26, 1991

Los Angeles — Jered Weaver vs. Minnesota, 9-0, May 2, 2012.

Minnesota — Francisco Liriano at Chicago White Sox, 1-0, May 3, 2011

New York — x-David Cone vs. Montreal, 6-0, July 18, 1999

Oakland — x-Dallas Braden vs. Tampa Bay, 4-0, May 9, 2010

Seattle — Chris Bosio vs. Boston, 7-0, April 22, 1993

Tampa Bay — Matt Garza vs. Detroit, 5-0, July 26, 2010

Texas — x-Kenny Rogers vs. California, 4-0, July 28, 1994

Toronto — Dave Stieb at Cleveland, 3-0, Sept. 2, 1990<

National League

Arizona — Edwin Jackson at Tampa Bay, 1-0, June 26, 2010

Atlanta — Kent Mercker at L.A. Dodgers, 6-0, April 8, 1994

Cincinnati — x-Tom Browning vs. L.A. Dodgers, 1-0, Sept. 16, 1988

Chicago — Carlos Zambrano vs. Houston at Milwaukee, 5-0, Sept. 14, 2008

Colorado — Ubaldo Jimenez at Atlanta, 4-0, April 17, 2010

Florida — Anibal Sanchez vs. Arizona, 2-0, Sept. 6, 2006

Houston — Roy Oswalt (1 inning), Pete Munro (2 2/3), Kirk Saarloos (1 1/3), Brad Lidge (2) and Octavio Dotel (1), Billy Wagner (1) at N.Y. Yankees, 8-0, June 11, 2003

Los Angeles — Hideo Nomo at Colorado, 9-0, Sept. 17, 1996

Milwaukee (AL) — Juan Nieves at Baltimore, 7-0, April 15, 1987

New York — Johan Santana, vs. St. Louis, 8-0, June 1, 2012

Philadelphia — Roy Halladay, vs. Cincinnati, 4-0, Oct. 6, 2010, NLDS

Pittsburgh — Francisco Cordova (9) and Ricardo Rincon (1), vs. Houston, 3-0, 10 innings, July 12, 1997

St. Louis — Bud Smith at San Diego, 4-0, Sept. 3, 2001

San Diego — None

San Francisco — Jonathan Sanchez vs. San Diego, 8-0, July 10, 2009

Washington — x-Dennis Martinez (Montreal) at L.A. Dodgers, 2-0, July 28, 1991

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