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Johan Santana gives New York Mets their first no-hitter

Kathy Kmonicek / AP

New York Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana celebrates his no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.

AP reports: Johan Santana pitched the first no-hitter in New York Mets' history, helped by an umpire's missed call and an outstanding catch in left field in an 8-0 victory over St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.

 After a string of close calls in their 51-season history, Santana finally finished the job in the Mets' 8,020th game since the team was born in 1962.

 

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