No-hitters vs. the Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals, a team that joined the American League as an expansion franchise in 1969, has only been no-hit two times over that history – tied with the Arizona Diamondbacks for the fewest in the majors.

Here are the no-hitters against the Royals:

1 Nolan Ryan
  California Angels (AL)
  Tuesday, May 15, 1973
California Angels 3, Kansas City Royals 0
Royals Stadium (Kansas City)
(His first of seven no-hitters)
2 Jon Lester
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Monday, May 19, 2008
Boston Red Sox 7, Kansas City Royals 0
Fenway Park (Boston)
(The Red Sox’ Jason Varitek catches his fourth no hitter, a new Major League record.)

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