Ex-Twin Johan Santana pitches first no-hitter in Mets franchise history

Former Twins ace Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in Mets franchise history Friday night. The left-hander struck out eight and walked five as the Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 8-0. Santana spent his first eight years with the Twins before being traded to New York in 2008.
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Former Twins ace Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in Mets franchise history Friday night. The left-hander struck out eight and walked five as the Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 8-0. Santana spent his first eight years with the Twins before being traded to New York in 2008.

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