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Morning Mound Visit: Corey Kluber also throws no-hitter

Klubot run nono.exe; TLR retire bitch; Giving minor leaguers a place to live is... good?

New York Yankees v Texas Rangers Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Joshua Diemert | Pinstripe Alley: Less than 24 hours after Spencer Turnbull no-hit the Mariners, Corey Kluber no-hit the Texas Rangers. This was the sixth no-hitter of the season (not counting Madison Bumgarner’s hitless CGSO in a 7-inning game), and the second time the Rangers have been no-hit this season. It is May 20.

Anders Johnson | South Side Sox: Tony La Russa has spent the week throwing Yermin Mercedes under the bus for daring to try after the Twins gave up. La Russa said he didn’t have a problem with Tyler Duffey throwing behind Mercedes in retaliation (the day after Kevin Pillar was hit in the face with a fastball, showing exactly what can happen when a pitcher misses) and “joked” that he would spank Mercedes if he physically could. It might be different if La Russa were a managerial savant, but he’s not. He’s a dope that doesn’t even know the rules. It’s about time the White Sox lance this boil.

Russell Carleton | Baseball Prospectus $: The Houston Astros recently announced that they would be providing furnished apartments for their minor league players at all levels. It’s a step in the right direction to help a group of people that have long been underpaid, and it likely benefits the team’s player development.

Quick Hits

Jake Cronenworth hit an inside-the-park homer with a little help from Charlie Blackmon’s strained groin.

Ronald Acuña Jr. hit a walk-off homer.

Max Scherzer moved into 19th on the all-time strikeout list.