(Reuters) - Washington Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer joined an elite club on Saturday when he threw his second no-hitter of the season in their 2-0 win over the New York Mets.
The 31-year-old became just the sixth player to achieve the feat. His previous no-hitter this season came on June 20 against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Scherzer threw 80 strikes in 109 pitches and recorded a career-high 17 strikeouts.
There have been seven no-hitters in the major leagues this year.
(Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; Editing by Greg Stutchbury)