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Law of averages caught up to Yankees

The way the Yankees are swinging this season, it's no surprise they were no-hit by the Astros.

Originally Published: June 12, 2003
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

Sure, it's pretty amazing to see a no-hitter thrown by six pitchers, and all the more so when the no-hitter comes against a team that hadn't been no-hit in nearly 45 years.

But it's not really that surprising, what happened Wednesday night.

Why? Because if you're trying to predict which team's going to be no-hit, there's really only one thing worth looking at: team batting average.

Yes, the Yankees are third in the American League with 352 runs, but that's relevant only ...

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