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Ervin Santana's Feat Echoes Darryl Kile's Greatest Astros Moment

This afternoon Ervin Santana joined the no-hitter club, becoming the first pitcher since the late Darryl Kile to throw a non-shutout no-hitter. Kile no-hit the Mets on 8 September 1993 in the Astrodome, against a lineup that included Jeff Kent, Eddie Murray, and Jeromy Burnitz.

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Here is the full list from baseball reference of pitchers who share the distinction with Kile and now Santana, having thrown a no-hitter but also given up a run. Ken Johnson and Don Nottebart also appear on the list for the Astros/Colt 45s. 

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Jeff McKnight walked that night in the fourth inning, advancing on a wild pitch and scoring the Mets only run on a throwing error by Jeff Bagwell

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Kile went 15-8 that season with a 3.51 ERA, becoming an all-star in his third season with the Astros. 

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Watch Kile get the last out of that memorable game here, and read the Houston Chronicle's wrap of the game at astros daily

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