MLB roundup: Cubs’ Arrieta no-hits Dodgers
Jake Arrieta pitched a no-hitter Sunday night, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.
By throwing the Cubs’ first no-hitter in seven years, Arrieta (17-6) became the major leagues’ leader in victories. The right-hander allowed only two baserunners, on a walk and an error, and amassed 12 strikeouts while throwing 116 pitches.
In the ninth inning, Arrieta struck out Justin Turner, Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley consecutive to close out the gem.
The Dodgers were no-hit for the second time in 10 days after Astros right-hander Mike Fiers accomplished the feat Aug. 21 in Houston. No NL team was ever no-hit twice in a shorter span.
Blue Jays 9, Tigers 2
TORONTO — Edwin Encarnacion hit his fourth homer in two days and extended his hitting streak to a major-league-best 25 games as Toronto defeated Detroit.
Encarnacion, who hit three home runs and equaled the club record with nine RBIs on Saturday, went 2-for-3 and was hit by a pitch on Sunday. He hit his 30th of the season with two outs in the first.
Josh Donaldson, Kevin Pillar and Russell Martin also homered for the Blue Jays, who completed a three-game sweep of the Tigers.
Mets 5, Red Sox 4
NEW YORK — Michael Cuddyer atoned for a costly misplay in the field by delivering the tie-breaking RBI single as New York salvaged the finale of a three-game series by edging Boston.
The Mets snapped a five-game home losing streak while the Red Sox fell to 10-6 under interim manager Torey Lovullo.
David Ortiz gave the Red Sox a 2-1 lead with a two-run homer in the sixth. It was the 494th homer of his career, breaking a tie with Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff for 27th place all-time.
Nationals 7, Marlins 4
WASHINGTON — Leadoff man Jayson Werth had a homer, double, walk and three RBIs and Washington, despite another abbreviated start by Stephen Strasburg, battled back to beat Miami.
The Nationals won their fourth series in a row but remained 5 1/2 games back of the first-place Mets.
The Marlins jumped out to a 3-0 lead on a homer by Justin Bour in the first but the bullpen couldn’t hold up after starter Brad Hand (4-4) allowed five runs in 4 2/3 innings and fell to 0-6 against the Nationals.
The winning pitcher was former starter Doug Fister (5-7), who came on in the fifth after Strasburg gave up seven hits and four runs in four innings while throwing just 60 pitches.
Rays 3, Royals 2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla — Kevin Kiermaier hit the go-ahead home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to lift Tampa Bay over Kansas City.
The Rays’ bullpen combined for four shutout innings, with Xavier Cedeno (3-1) earning the win. Brad Boxberger pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 32nd save of the season.
Luke Hochevar (1-1) took the loss for the Royals, who failed to sweep the season series against the Rays.
Indians 9, Angels 2
CLEVELAND — Josh Tomlin pitched seven strong innings and Cleveland took advantage of a couple of gift hits that produced runs to complete a three-game sweep of Los Angeles.
The Indians have won five in a row while the Angels have lost eight of their last 10. The only bright spot for the Angels was center fielder Mike Trout, who came into the game hitting .194 in the month of August, but was 4-for-4.
In seven innings the right-hander Tomlin (3-1) gave up two runs on six hits, with eight strikeouts and no walks.
Rockies 5, Pirates 0
PITTSBURGH — Jorge De La Rosa pitched into the seventh inning for just his second win in his last 10 starts before being ejected and Ben Paulsen hit a two-run triple as Colorado beat Pittsburgh.
De La Rosa (8-6) allowed four hits in six-plus innings while striking out seven and walking one. The left-hander’s only other win since July 11 came Aug. 7 against the Nationals at Washington. Relievers Scott Oberg, Christian Friedrich, Jairo Diaz and John Axford completed the four-hit shutout.
De La Rosa and manager Walt Weiss were ejected for arguing with home plate umpire Jeff Nelson as Weiss went to the mound to remove De La Rosa from the game in the seventh.
Brewers 4, Reds 1
MILWAUKEE — A strong performance by right-hander Wily Peralta and a solo home run by Ryan Braun led Milwaukee over Cincinnati.
Peralta (5-8) was coming off his worst outing of the season, a 2 2/3-inning effort last Tuesday in Cleveland, but he started out strong on Sunday, hitting the mid-90s with his fastball in the first inning. His offense gave him a slim lead to work with, going up 1-0 on Braun’s 24th home run of the season.
Reds left-hander John Lamb (0-3) allowed five hits over his six innings of work. He allowed Milwaukee’s first two runs and didn’t walk a batter while striking out eight.
Padres 9, Phillies 4
PHILADELPHIA — San Diego finally solved Philadelphia for a win to avoid a season sweep.
The Padres, who came in 0-5 this season against the Phillies, got homers from Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and Yangervis Solarte, while right-hander James Shields threw seven innings of one-run ball and struck out eight.
The long balls by Kemp and Upton came early against right-hander Alec Asher, who was making his major league debut. Despite the loss, the Phillies are 18-5-2 in 25 series against the Padres since 2004.
Yankees 20, Braves 6
ATLANTA — Nathan Eovaldi, supported by three early home runs, extended his league-leading winning streak to nine games in New York’s rout over Atlanta.
Jacoby Ellsbury, Chase Headley and Stephen Drew each went deep over a two-inning span to help the Yankees sweep the three-game series and send the Braves to their 12th loss in 13 games.
It marked the 12th time this season the Yankees have scored double-digit runs, and the second time this series. The 38 runs are the most scored by the Yankees in a three-game series this year.
Twins 7, Astros 5
MINNEAPOLIS — Ervin Santana pitched seven solid innings, scattering six hits, allowing no runs while striking out 10 batters as Minnesota took the rubber game of a three-game series.
Santana had just one clean inning but was able to steer clear of trouble. Five of the six hits allowed by Santana were singles and he didn’t walk a batter.
Santana became the first Twins starter to pitch at least six innings since Aug. 20, a span of eight games. Despite the recent rough patch by its starters, the win was Minnesota’s eighth in its last 10 games.
Rangers 6, Orioles 0
ARLINGTON, Texas — Derek Holland allowed just three hits and struck out 11 in a complete-game shutout as Texas completed a three-game sweep of Baltimore.
Holland recorded his eighth career shutout, and he matched his career high for strikeouts.
Holland (2-1) struck out all nine Baltimore starters at least once and didn’t walk a batter. It marked the first time in his career he struck out at least 10 without walking a hitter.
Delino DeShields and Elvis Andrus each had two hits and drove in a run.
White Sox 6, Mariners 5 (11 innings)
CHICAGO — Seattle was one out away from beating Chicago for the third consecutive game but threw it away in the ninth inning.
A throwing error by shortstop Brad Miller with two outs in the bottom of the ninth allowed the game-tying run to score and forced extra innings. The White Sox then won it in the 11th on a single by Tyler Saladino to earn a split in the four-game series.
Saladino, who also drove in a run with a double in the fourth, went 2-for-5 with two RBIs. His single to right in the 11th was off left-hander David Rollins and scored shortstop Alexei Ramirez (3-for-5) to end the game.
A’s 7, Diamondbacks 4
PHOENIX — Marcus Semien hit a two-out, two-run single in the 11th inning, and switch-pitcher Pat Venditte recorded his first major league victory in Oakland’s win over Arizona.
Danny Valencia singled with two outs in the 11th off right-hander Brad Ziegler (0-2), and Stephen Vogt singled before Josh Phegley was hit by a pitch to load the bases.
Semien grounded an opposite-field single to right field to break a tie at 4, and Eric Sogard followed with a run-scoring single off A.J. Schugel.
Cardinals 6, Giants 0
SAN FRANCISCO — St. Louis hit three home runs, including a game-opening shot by Matt Carpenter, in a victory over San Francisco that gave the Cardinals a 2-1 series win.
Jaime Garcia survived 10 Giants hits in 6 1/3 innings to win for the 10th time in his last 15 road starts.
The Cardinals roughed up rookie Chris Heston for three runs within the first four batters of the game and never looked back, completing a 7-3 Western swing that began with a pair of losses at San Diego.