7,577: Mets lose as Astros tag Santana for 12 hits

No no-hitter tonight. The Houston Astros tagged Johan Santana for 12 hits Friday night for a 5-4 win at Minute Maid Park.

Santana lost his no-hitter in the first inning on a Kaz Matsui single, advancing our NoNoHitters.com to 7,577 New York Mets games without a no-no. He gave up five earned runs in 6 2/3 innings, and the 12 hits he gave up tied a career high.

Luis Castillo and Omir Santos each had 3-for-4 nights with an RBI and run scored. Santos’ sixth-inning blast pulled the Mets within a run.

Daniel Murphy hit a seventh-inning single with Jeff Francoeur on second, but right-fielder Hunter Pence threw him out at the plate to preserve the Astros’ lead.

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