Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Giants' Heston Throws No-Hitter

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Giants' Heston Throws No-Hitter

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NEW YORK * Chris Heston pitched the first no-hitter in the majors this season in his 13th career start, leading the San Francisco Giants over the New York Mets 5-0 Tuesday night.

"Lot of emotions going through my mind right now," Heston said. "Hasn't sunk in yet. Looking forward to catching my breath and celebrating a little bit."

The rookie allowed three baserunners all on hit batters. He also had a two-run single for his first big league RBIs.

Heston (6-4) struck out 11 six looking for the defending World Series champions and allowed just two balls into the outfield.

After plunking Anthony Recker with a pitch to start the ninth, the righthander threw called third strikes past pinch-hitter Danny Muno, Curtis Granderson and Ruben Tejada.

Heston didn't jump, didn't raise his arms in triumph. He walked calmly off the mound toward home plate and was hugged by catcher Buster Posey.

"I wasn't too sure where to go after that last out," Heston said in an aw-shucks manner. …

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