Steven Matz loses no-hit bid with one out in the eighth inning against the Padres

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Update #2 (3:19 PM EDT): And it’s gone. Matz struck out Jabari Blash, but Alexei Ramirez followed up with a single to right field to end Matz’s no-hit bid. Manager Terry Collins promptly removed the lefty from the game at 105 pitches.


Update (3:03 PM EDT): Matz struck out Wil Myers, got Yangervis Solarte to fly out to right field, and Alex Dickerson to hit into a 1-3 ground out to end the inning. Matz is through seven frames without yielding a hit. He’s at 95 pitches.


Mets starter Steven Matz has held the Padres hitless through six innings on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field. He has walked two and struck out six on 86 pitches. The lefty entered Sunday’s start with a 3.60 ERA and a 121/29 K/BB ratio in 125 innings.

The Mets’ offense has provided Matz two runs of support. Wilmer Flores hit a solo home run in the second inning and Neil Walker hit a solo shot of his own in the fourth.

The last member of the Mets to throw a no-hitter was Johan Santana, who kept the Cardinals off the board on June 1, 2012. The Padres were last victims of a no-hitter on June 25, 2014 at the hands of the Giants’ Tim Lincecum.

We’ll keep you updated as Matz attempts to navigate the final three innings.

Free agent slugger José Abreu signs 3-year, $58.5M deal with Astros

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HOUSTON — Jose Abreu and the World Series champion Astros agreed to a three-year, $58.5 million contract, adding another powerful bat to Houston’s lineup.

Abreu, the 2020 AL MVP, gets $19.5 million in each of the next three seasons.

He spent his first nine major league seasons with the Chicago White Sox. The first baseman became a free agent after batting .304 with 15 home runs, 75 RBIs and an .824 OPS this year.

With the Astros, he replaces Yuli Gurriel at first base in a batting order that also features All-Star sluggers Yordan Alvarez, Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman and Kyle Tucker.

Gurriel became a free agent after Houston defeated the Philadelphia Phillies this month for its second World Series championship.

The 35-year-old Abreu becomes the biggest free agent to switch teams so far this offseason. Born in Cuba, the three-time All-Star and 2014 AL Rookie of the Year is a .292 career hitter in the majors with 243 homers, 863 RBIs and an .860 OPS.

The Astros announced the signing. Abreu was scheduled to be introduced in a news conference at Minute Maid Park.

He would get a $200,000 for winning an MVP award, $175,000 for finishing second in the voting, $150,000 for third, $125,000 for fourth and $100,000 for fifth. Abreu also would get $100,000 for earning World Series MVP and $75,000 for League Championship Series MVP, $75,000 for making the All-Star team and $75,000 for winning a Gold Glove or a Silver Slugger.

Abreu gets a hotel suite on road trips and the right to buy a luxury suite for all Astros home games.