Yankees RHP Kluber has no-hitter through 7 vs. Rangers

New York Yankees right-hander Corey Kluber has not allowed a hit through seven innings against the Texas Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — New York Yankees right-hander Corey Kluber has not allowed a hit through seven innings against the Texas Rangers, the team the two-time American League Cy Young Award winner pitched one inning for last season.

Kluber has nine strikeouts, and has thrown 58 of 85 pitches for strikes. The only runner for the Rangers was Charlie Culberson, who drew a one-out walk in the third.

There have already been five no-hitters in the big leagues this season, including Detroit Tigers right-hander Spencer Turnbull against the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. There haven’t been no-hitters thrown on consecutive days since 1969.

The first no-hitter this season was April 9 when San Diego native Joe Musgrove threw the first no-hitter in Padres history against the Rangers in Texas.

Kluber was making his second start at the Rangers’ retractable roof stadium.

The two-time AL Cy Young winner threw just one inning in his only season with the Rangers, tearing a muscle in his shoulder during his lone start last July in the third game played in the $1.2 billion stadium. The injury didn’t require surgery but ended his season.

That scoreless inning cost the Rangers nearly $8 million — his prorated pay of $6,851,852 after they got him in a December 2019 trade from Cleveland, and the $1 million buyout of a 2021 club option. Kluber then became a free agent and signed an $11 million, one-year deal with the Yankees.

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