On the night Marlins rookie Anibal Sanchez threw the first no-hitter since Randy Johnson did it in 2004, Johnson almost did it again. The Big Unit took a no-no into the seventh inning before a diving Johnny Damon came up short on a David DeJesus line drive that resulted in a triple. It was the only hit Johnson would give up all night. He finished seven innings, allowing the one hit and striking out eight.
Johnson’s battery mate Jorge Posada helped out with a pair of three-run homers and six runs driven in. Derek Jeter went 2-for-4 extending his hitting streak to 17 games. That ties his career long which he’s done twice. Jeter is hitting .344 good enough for second place in the American League, one point behind leader Joe Mauer.
Runelvys Hernandez never really had a chance to win the ballgame especially with the effort of Johnson. Hernandez surrendered five runs in six innings to get the loss.