Warren, the Yankees' fourth-round pick in 2009, made his case again Monday, taking a no-hit bid into the seventh inning en route to a combined two-hitter as Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre blanked Norfolk, 2-0.
Warren (6-2) lost the no-hitter with two outs in the seventh when Josh Bell and Rhyne Hughes hit consecutive line-drive singles. The North Carolina product, who struck out eight and walked two, popped up Nick Green to end the inning before giving way to Lance Pendleton, who worked around a walk to retire the final six batters for his first save.
The 23-year-old right-hander has strung together three straight dominant outings for the Yankees, holding opponents to a pair of earned runs over 23 innings. He struck out seven in a complete-game win over Charlotte on June 9 before only allowing three hits and a run over seven frames in his last outing against Syracuse, also a win.
Warren threw 60 of his 98 pitches for strikes Monday, keeping the Tides off the bases until the third, when John Hester drew a one-out walk. Bell walked to lead off the fifth and stole second, but Warren stranded him, striking out Green and Hester to end the frame.
The Yankees gave their starter a lead in the second when Jordan Parraz worked a two-out walk and P.J. Pilittere hammered an RBI double to left. Parraz knocked home Brandon Laird with a double of his own two innings later.
New York's top hitting prospect, Jesus Montero, went 2-for-4 with a double, raising his average to .291. South Florida product Addison Maruszak entered as a defensive replacement in the fourth, making his Triple-A debut. He went 0-for-2.
Former Cubs righty Mitch Atkins (1-3) allowed both runs on four hits over seven frames for Norfolk. He struck out two.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's last no-hitter was thrown by Jeremy Cummings on Sept. 3, 2006, when the franchise was affiliated with Philadelphia.