Pitcher’s slam sinks Mets as count climbs to 7,395

Seattle Mariners starter Felix Hernandez hit the first grand slam by an American League pitcher in 37 years Monday to lead the Mariners to a 5-2 win over the New York Mets.

The last time that happened, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, was in 1971 when Cleveland pitcher Steve Dunning homered off of the Oakland A’s Diego Segui.

Monday night’s slam off Mets’ ace Johan Santana followed a David Wright error, so none of the runs were earned. Santana lost his no hitter in the first inning when Jose Lopez singled to left, increasing the NoNoHitters.com count to 7,395 games without a New York Mets no hitter.

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