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Illustration for article titled Brandon McCarthy Pitches Immaculate Inning, Breaks Season Record

Yankees pitcher Brandon McCarthy contributed to a broken MLB record tonight against the Rays when he tossed the sixth immaculate inning of the season. His effort broke the record for most immaculate innings in a season, set in 1998. The first five were pitched by Brad Boxberger, Cole Hamels, Justin Masterson, Garrett Richards, and Rex Brothers.

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McCarthy faced Wil Myers, Nick Franklin, and Matt Joyce in the seventh inning, and sent each of them down swinging on three pitches. His flawless inning was part of a stellar performance in which he surrendered only two runs across seven innings; the Yankees won 3-2.

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Here's a video of McCarthy's inning below:

Photo via Brian Blanco/Getty

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