Ervin Santana no-hits Indians in 3-1 win

Ervin Santana threw his first career no-hitter Wednesday, looking like the 17-game winner that he was in 2010.

Ervin Santana threw his first career no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians Wednesday, allowing only an unearned run in a 3-1 victory. He struck out 10 batters and the only run scored against him came on an error and a wild pitch. After that, Santana was dominant, throwing the first no-hitter at Progressive Field, and silenced the crowd in a fast game that lasted only 2 hours and 22 minutes. Ervin’s no-hitter was the third this season, after Francisco Liriano and Justin Verlander. Ervin Santana improved to only 6-8 this season, but has a 3.47 ERA this season, so his record doesn’t quite indicate how he’s fared this year. This was the ninth no-hitter in Angels history, and the Indians aren’t unfamiliar with this situation. Jim Abbott no-hit them as a member of the Angels in 1993. Every no-hitter has a great defensive play, and second baseman Howie Kendrick provided that, with a great backhand stop and throw out rookie Jason Kipnis in the sixth inning. Ervin threw only 105 to get through all 9 innings. Michael Brantley flied out to left field to end the game, and the Angels mobbed Santana in front of the somber crowd in Cleveland.

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