6/2/2012 | Santana's mates feel tension in field, on bench
R.A. Dickey battled nerves from the bench and David Wright battled nerves at third base, but Josh Thole never hesitated behind the plate, where he called his first game since landing on the disabled list May 8.
6/2/2012 | Mets' first no-hitter plays big on Twitter
As news of Johan Santana's no-hitter in an 8-0 win against the Cardinals spread late Friday night, one of the most common reactions on social media was amazement that Santana was finally able to do what 50 years of Mets pitchers hadn't been able to accomplish.
6/2/2012 | This time, Cards' Freese unable to alter history
Last year's World Series hero for the Cardinals, David Freese, found his way into the history books again Friday night, but this time it was as the final out in the first no-hitter in Mets history, pitched by Johan Santana at Citi Field.
6/2/2012 | MLB.com Stars of the Game: Fri., June 1
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out.
6/2/2012 | Bloom: D-backs sure could use a healthy Drew
There seems to be no panacea for the D-backs, who aren't showing any real signs of coming out of their early-season malaise. But it's clear that they are not the same club without a healthy Stephen Drew at shortstop.
6/2/2012 | Wandy takes on Reds, tries to end skid
The Houston Astros will look to southpaw Wandy Rodriguez to help end their seven-game losing streak in Saturday's matchup against right-hander Mat Latos and the Cincinnati Reds.
6/2/2012 | Hamels can be first to No. 9 in big spot for Phils
Cole Hamels will go for a league-leading ninth victory when he faces the Marlins on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park. Miami counters with Ricky Nolasco.
6/2/2012 | Bucs going for rare series win in Milwaukee
Erik Bedard will face the Brewers for the first time when the Pirates take on Milwaukee at Miller Park on Saturday. Shaun Marcum is set to start for the Crew.
6/2/2012 | Take two: Darvish, Wilson square off in Anaheim
After a rain delay spoiled their initial meeting, the Rangers' Yu Darvish and the Angels' C.J. Wilson square off Saturday in the second game of a three-game set in Anaheim.
6/2/2012 | White Sox try to hang 10 on visiting Mariners
Right-handers Hector Noesi and Gavin Floyd take the mound on Saturday when the Mariners and White Sox, winners of nine straight games, battle at U.S. Cellular Field.
6/2/2012 | Hudson, Volquez set to square off at Petco Park
On Saturday, the Padres will turn to right-hander Edinson Volquez to try and win back-to-back games for just the third time this season.
6/2/2012 | Royals looking to keep rolling in their home digs
Right-hander Luke Hochevar will take the mound for the Royals on Saturday as they look to make it two straight in the series against the A's and four in a row overall. Brandon McCarthy is expected to be activated to start for Oakland.
6/2/2012 | Going in opposite directions, Dodgers, Rox meet again
The surging Rockies and slumping Dodgers will meet in the second of a three-game set on Saturday at Coors Field, with Juan Nicasio and Aaron Harang set to square off.
6/2/2012 | Giants' Cain looks to keep Cubs on the ropes
The Giants gave the Cubs a harsh welcome to AT&T Park Friday night, wasting no time in ending Chicago's first three-game winning streak of the season. Now the Cubs will take the field on Saturday looking to bounce back before one loss becomes many and it spirals out of control again.
6/2/2012 | Porcello tasked with drawing Tigers even with Yanks
The Tigers have lost four of their past five games. And after sending a rookie pitcher to face Yankees ace CC Sabathia on Friday night, a tough matchup that resulted in a 9-4 loss for Detroit, the Tigers will be happy to at least send one of their regulars out Saturday.
6/2/2012 | Rays, Orioles moving in different directions
The Rays have some momentum heading into Saturday's game against the Orioles, who are struggling to find ways out of their losing streak.
6/2/2012 | Astros Lee exits early with leg injury, out Saturday
Astros first baseman Carlos Lee won't be available to play Saturday against the Reds and could be sidelined even longer after leaving Friday's loss to the Reds in the eighth inning with a strained left hamstring. He's listed as day-to-day.
6/2/2012 | Outman spearheads pitching effort in Rox win
Josh Outman was only supposed to throw 45-50 pitches Friday night. He was so good in the Rockies' eventual 13-3 win over the Dodgers that manager Jim Tracy let him throw 55.
6/2/2012 | MLB Notebook: No-han ends Mets' drought
It took more than 8,000 games and came after 23 one-hitters, but Johan Santana gave Mets fans the pitching gem they'd been looking for on Friday vs. the Cardinals with the first no-no in team history.
6/2/2012 | Justice: Amazing encore just warming up
Will it be possible to match the 2011 season for pure excitement and drama? With three no-hitters already in the books and tight races in both leagues, 2012 is shaping up to be a classic, too.
6/2/2012 | First pick will be a team effort for Astros
The Astros head into the 2012 Draft with the top pick. Yet, the approach and thinking goes much deeper as the front office implements many different tactics into its selection of players.
6/2/2012 | Prior trying to be latest feel-good story
Scott Podsednik and Daniel Nava didn't play in the Majors at all in 2011, and both have come up with key hits of late. Now there is Mark Prior, who hasn't pitched in the Majors since 2006. The Red Sox signed him to a Minor League contract a few weeks back, and he was assigned to Pawtucket on Friday.
6/2/2012 | Red-hot Nava stays in, will rest on Sunday
Bobby Valentine thought about giving Daniel Nava Saturday off, but that was tough to do after the switch-hitter belted four hits on Friday. The latest plan is for Nava to sit on Sunday. The Sox have an off-day on Monday, which would give Nava a bit of a break.
6/2/2012 | McCarthy's return a boon to A's rotation
Pitcher Brandon McCarthy was reinstated from the disabled list on Saturday and made the start for the A's in the middle game of the team's series with the Royals.
6/2/2012 | Paulino joins select company in Royals history
Starting pitcher Felipe Paulino has held the opponent scoreless in four of his six starts, and that's unusual for a Royals pitcher.
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