(Tuesday, June 9)
NEW YORK YANKEES
Final Score: NY Yankees 6, Washington 1
Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Brian McCann’s two-run double highlighted a big seventh inning that sent the New York Yankees to a seventh consecutive win, a 6-1 decision over Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals. The Yankees scored four times in the seventh to break a 1-1 duel between Scherzer and Masahiro Tanaka, who turned in a second straight outstanding start since returning from a forearm strain. Tanaka (4-1) yielded just one run — a Bryce Harper solo homer — and five hits over seven very efficient innings. The New York ace struck out six without a walk and was backed by Stephen Drew’s two solo homers and three-hit nights from McCann and Ramon Flores. Scherzer (6-5) was charged with four runs in 6 2/3 frames while being victimized by a throwing error from Ian Desmond that opened the floodgates for New York’s seventh-inning outburst.
NEW YORK METS
Final Score: San Francisco 5, New York 0
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Chris Heston, a 27-year-old rookie making his 13th career start, threw the 17th no-hitter in Giants history on Tuesday night, striking out 11 in a 5-0 win over the New York Mets. Heston (6-4) hit two batters in the fourth inning and one in the ninth, the only baserunners he allowed in the first no-hitter by any pitcher this season. He struck out the last three batters of the game, becoming the first San Francisco pitcher to throw a no-no since Tim Lincecum on June 25 last year against San Diego. The right-hander became the 22nd rookie in MLB history to throw a no-hitter, and the first since Clay Buchholz for Boston on Sept. 1, 2007. Heston also had a two-run single while Joe Panik and Matt Duffy hit solo home runs for San Francisco, which has won three of its last four games. Noah Syndergaard (2-4) allowed four runs on 10 hits over six innings for the Mets, who have dropped three of their past four games. The last time the Mets were no-hit was Sept. 8, 1993, by the late Darryl Kile, pitching for the Houston Astros.