Posted by John Autin on July 27, 2011
Santana had 10 strikeouts and 1 walk. He allowed one unearned run; the first batter he faced reached on an E-6, stole 2nd, and eventually scored on a wild pitch. The error and the walk were the only baserunners against him.
-- It's the Angels' first individual no-hitter since Mike Witt's perfect game on the last day of the 1984 season, and the 8th in franchise history, half of those by Nolan Ryan. It's their first no-hitter of any kind since 1990, a game in which Witt got the save with 2 IP in relief of Mark Langston.
-- Santana's 94 Game Score matched this year's season high, set by Justin Verlander in a 2-hit shutout, also against Cleveland; Verlander did not allow a hit until 1 out in the 8th. The no-hitters by Verlander and Francisco Liriano this year scored 90 and 83, respectively. Since 1919, the highest no-hit Game Score was 101, shared by Nolan Ryan and Sandy Koufax, each in the last of their several no-hitters.
-- Santana's previous best for a 9-inning CG was 3 hits, which he did twice.
-- It was the Angels' 7th straight allowing 3 runs or less, 3 of them in Cleveland. That's 1 shy of longest streak this year, by Boston in May (also with 3 games in Cleveland).
-- The Angels have reached a season high of 9 games over .500. They've gone 23-10 since Father's Day.