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Santana's bid for consecutive no-hitters ends

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NEW YORK (AP)

Johan Santana's bid for consecutive no-hitters ended with none out in the second inning Friday night when he gave up a two-run homer to Robinson Cano.

After a perfect first inning against the New York Yankees, the Mets' ace walked Alex Rodriguez leading off the second. Cano homered to right on the next pitch.

Santana pitched the first no-hitter in Mets history a week ago, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 8-0. He threw a career-high 134 pitches and manager Terry Collins gave Santana two extra days of rest to protect his surgically repaired left shoulder.

Santana had thrown shutouts in two straight starts. His scoreless streak ended at 19 innings.

Johnny Vander Meer remains the only major leaguer to throw consecutive no-hitters, accomplishing the feat in 1938 with Cincinnati.

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