Yahoo! News reports an amazing sports story:

Forced to scramble after starter Roy Oswalt was injured, a record six Houston pitchers combined on the first no-hitter against the New York Yankees in 45 years.

Relievers Pete Munro, Kirk Saarloos, Brad Lidge, Octavio Dotel and Billy Wagner finished to lead the Astros over the Yankees 8-0 Wednesday night.

Wow. I remember the Braves using three pitchers to do this in the early 1990s, but this is amazing.

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  1. Norbizness says:

    Really, what are the chances of Jason Giambi, Derek Jeter, and Alfonso Soriano against the likes of Kirk Saarloos?

    BTW, the previous record was four pitchers combining on a no-hitter. The Astros used six because Roy Oswalt, their ace, went out in the bottom of the 2nd with the dreaded unspecified groin injury.

    Go (dis)Astros!