ARLINGTON, Texas — In the year of the no-hitter, add Corey Kluber to the list.
The Yankees signed the right-hander off two injury-plagued seasons with the hope he would be able to rediscover the form he had displayed when he was one of the best pitchers in the game and on Wednesday, Kluber more than lived up to that expectation in a 2-0 win over the Rangers in front of 31,689 at Globe Life Field.
Kluber was dominant from the start on Wednesday, striking out the first two batters he faced and retiring the first seven before Charlie Culberson worked a walk with one out in the third.
That was the only baserunner allowed by Kluber, who faced just one batter over the minimum in his 101-pitch outing and struck out nine for his first career no-hitter.
With the victory, the 35-year-old Kluber improved to 4-2 with a 2.86 ERA.
It’s already the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season, and the Yankees’ first since David Cone’s perfect game in 1999.