The Washington Nationals’ Austin Kearns hit a second-inning single off of John Maine Tuesday night to put the New York Mets NoNoHitters.com count at 7,357 games without a no hitter.
Maine’s strong outing during the Mets 6-3 win earned him his fifth victory of the season. He lasted six innings, yielding just one other hit, one walk and one earned run to drop his season ERA down to 2.81. Maine struck out five.
Billy Wagner got his eighth save of the season and has still yet to give up an earned run this season.
Right fielder Ryan Church went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer and 4 RBIs. Catcher Brian Schneider went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored.