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Yankees make wrong kind of MLB history by going hitless in 16 consecutive innings vs. Astros

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After being no-hit by the Astros pitching staff on Saturday, the Yankees went through six innings without a hit on Sunday. While it is difficult to find reliable inning-by-inning data going further back, we know that this ties the record for the longest hitless streak in the expansion era (since 1961).

Only the 1973 A’s, 1981 Dodgers and 2022 Yankees have gone 16 innings without recording a hit, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Interestingly enough, the ’73 A’s and ’81 Dodgers both won the World Series. 

No team in MLB history has ever been no-hit in back-to-back games. 

That streak remains intact because, with one out in the seventh inning, Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton went deep: 

The hitless nightmare for the Yankees — a combined 0-for-52 skid — was over. DJ LeMahieu followed things up with the Yankees’ third hit of the day in the eighth inning: a two-run homer that tied the game.

Still, the star of the day was Astros starter José Urquidy. He was inducing lackluster contact from the Yankees all day, and only gave up that one run on that one hit in seven innings of work. He walked three, but worked around those walks with the aforementioned weak contact. He struck out three batters.

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