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No-hitter! Cristian Javier, two Astros relievers combine to hold New York Yankees hitless

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Houston Astros starter Christian Javier and the two pitchers teamed up in a no-hitter against the New York Yankees on Saturday, knocking out a powerful lineup en route to a 3-0 victory at Yankee Stadium.

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Javier dominated, throwing 115 innings, 71 hits over seven innings and hitting 13 batters, with only one. New York entered the competition with 5.08 runs per game, trailing only the Los Angeles Dodgers, and were eliminated for the fifth time in 2022.

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Hector Neris worked two walks in the eighth but missed a hit.

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“I said, ‘I have to get this for my team, I have to get this for Javi,'” Neris said after the game.

In the ninth round, Ryan Pressley, who allowed Aaron Hicks to play Aaron Hicks 7-6, knocking out Anthony Rizzo and Josh Donaldson, and the last of Houston’s 150 shots that day, Giancarlo Stanton was out. to the third for the final exit.

It was the 14th non-hitter in Astros history, and it was only the eighth time in their history that the Yankees hadn’t landed a hit.

“Doing it in New York is the best feeling in the world,” Pressley said after the game.

This is the second time in 20 years that the Astros have abandoned a combination know-hitter in the Bronx. On June 11, 2003, six pitchers from Houston – Roy Oswalt, Pete Munro, Kirk Sarlos, Brad Lidge, Octavio Dotel and Billy Wagner – went undefeated in New York at the old Yankee Stadium.

“I feel very happy, very proud of this moment that God gave me,” Javier said through an interpreter after the victory.

Ryan Pressly, catcher Martin Maldonado, Hector Neris and Christian Javier pose for a photo after their joint know-hitter.
Ryan Pressly, catcher Martin Maldonado, Hector Neris and Christian Javier pose for a photo after their joint know-hitter.

The Astros, runners-up in the American League, had success on JJ Matievich’s seventh-place home run off Gerrit Cole, who was defeated by allowing four hits and one run in seven innings, striking out eight.

In the next inning, José Altuve took Michael King’s 96 mph sinker and placed him in the second deck to give Houston a 2-0 lead in the 8th.

Pinch striker Julius Gurriel chose the center to make another run in 9th place.

It was the third no-hitter in the Majors this season.

On April 29, the New York Mets behind Tylor Megill, Drew Smith, Edwin Diaz, Seth Lugo and Joely Rodriguez. coupled with no hits by the Philadelphia Philliesand Los Angeles Angels pitcher Reid Detmers shut down the Tampa Bay Rays with his pearl on May 10th.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Astros no-hitters: Christian Javier, two Houston Relies vs. New York Yankees



Source: sports.yahoo.com

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