Kluber, in first start since no-hitter, removed by Yankees after 3 innings

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Corey Kluber (28) delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, May 25, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)

THE BRONX — Corey Kluber’s bid to match Johnny Vander Meer’s feat of consecutive no-hitters ended when Toronto’s Bo Bichette reached on an infield single with one out in the third, and the New York Yankees removed the 35-year-old right-hander after the inning.

Coming off a no-hitter at Texas last Wednesday, Kluber opened with 2 1/3 hitless innings before Bichette grounded to shortstop and beat Gleyber Torres’ off-line throw from the left-field grass. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. followed with a home run in the Yankees bullpen.

Kluber was replaced by Michael King at the start of the fourth.

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