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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.

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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.

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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.

George Springer sets record with homer in fifth consecutive World Series game

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Astros outfielder George Springer has set another postseason home run record. He swatted a solo home run off of Nationals reliever Tanner Rainey to lead off the bottom of the seventh inning, reducing the Nationals’ lead to 5-3. It marked his fifth consecutive World Series game with a home run, breaking a tie with Reggie Jackson and Lou Gehrig to set a new record, per MLB.com’s Sarah Langs.

Springer homered in Games 4 through 7 in the 2017 World Series against the Dodgers. The Astros, of course, ultimately won the series to earn the franchise’s first championship.

Springer hadn’t had the best showing in the 2019 playoffs, as he entered Tuesday’s action batting .152/.235/.283 across 51 plate appearances.