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New York Mets’ Tylor Megill, 4 relievers combine for no-hitter vs. Philadelphia Phillies

New York Mets starter Tylor Megill and four relievers combined to throw a no-hitter in a 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.

Megill went the first five innings. He struck out five and walked three while making his 23rd major league start.

Drew Smith struck out four and walked one in 1⅓ innings. He was relieved by Joely Rodriguez, who went one inning. Seth Lugo got the last two outs in the eighth.

Edwin Diaz closed out the ninth with two strikeouts.

Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo has made the most notable defensive plays. He had running catches to end the first and second innings and then slid to snare Jean Segura’s sinking liner to finish the third.

James McCann has now caught two no-hitters in his career, the other coming in 2020 with Lucas Giolito.

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There hasn’t been an individual no-hitter thrown in the majors this season.

Megill was the fourth pitcher to be pulled after throwing at least five no-hit innings this year. Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was taken out after seven perfect innings, San Diego’s Sean Manaea left after seven no-hit innings and Padres teammate Yu Darvish came out after six no-hit innings.

In addition, six Tampa Bay Rays pitchers combined to carry a no-hitter into the 10th inning of a scoreless game against the Boston Red Sox last Saturday. The Red Sox broke up the no-hitter and scored twice in the top of the 10th but the Rays came back to win 3-2.

There have been 16 combined no-hitters in MLB history, eight of which have come over the past 20 seasons. The last three have all been by National League teams (Chicago Cubs on June 24, 2021, at Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers on Sept. 11, 2021, at Cleveland, and Mets on Friday vs. Phillies).

Johan Santana threw the Mets’ only no-hitter on June 1, 2012, when he struck out eight and needed 134 pitches in an 8-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

ESPN Stats & Information and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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