Sport Rangers avoid historic third no-hitter of season vs. Astros' Framber Valdéz
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Thewere six outs away against the on Saturday night from becoming the first team in Major League Baseball history to be no-hit in three nine-inning games in a single season. The Rangers, as with the earlier Saturday, also avoided recording the season's eighth no-hitter, which would've made league history.
Astros left-hander Framber Valdéz had held the Rangers without a hit through the first six innings before departing because of pitch economy reasons. (He'd issued six walks, running up his pitch count.) Relieverkept the no-hit bid alive through seven, but Rangers shortstop welcomed .
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, the only other teams to have three no-nos thrown against them in a single season were the 1906 Brooklyn Superbas and the 2021 Cleveland franchise that will soon be known as the Guardians. Two of the three no-hitters against the Superbas were seven innings in length; ditto for one of the three against this year's Cleveland team.
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MLB's modern record for most no-nos in a season remains seven. That number has been achieved five times over the course of league history, including this season and in 2015. The league has seen one season with eight no-hitters, but that occurred in 1884. (This year's figure does not include the multiple seven-inning no-hitters thrown as part of doubleheaders; the league itself does not consider those games to be official no-nos.)
Yankees-Astros: Martín Maldonado responds to Aaron Judge's jersey tug during home run trot
Things are getting tense between these rivals in HoustonIt began with Aaron Judge'sjersey pull in Saturday night's game to mock Jose Altuve's jersey gesture from the 2019 ALCS. Altuve didn't want to remove his jersey following his ALCS walk-off home run against the Yankees, and many used that incident as evidence to support speculation that the Astros used electronic buzzers to steal signs in 2019. Altuve has denied it vehemently, saying he was "too shy" to remove his jersey.
MLB hasn't seen anyone throw a no-hitter since June 24, when fourpitchers combined for a joint effort against the . Prior to that, no-hitters had been thrown by (May 19), (May 18), (May 7), (May 5), Carlos Rodón (April 14), and (April (9).
The Rangers' offense entered the night ranked as the third-worst in the majors, according to FanGraphs' wRC+ metric; only theand have had more inept attacks this season.
Dodgers fans take dangerous measures to troll the Astros in batting practice .
Dodger Stadium is already becoming hostile territory for the Houston Astros hours before their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Once the 2021 scheduled was released, everyone circled the date of Aug. 3. On this day, the Houston Astros make their return to Dodger Stadium for the first time si nce the sign-stealing scandal came to light. That means they will have to face the venom of the Los Angeles Dodgers fanbase. Hours prior to the game, Dodgers fans began chanting "cheater" at the Astros players during batting practice. In said practice, fans began throwing home run baseballs back onto the field.