Matt Manning, Jason Foley and Alex Lange combined to throw a no-hitter as the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-0 on Saturday afternoon.
In the post-season count, it was the 20th combined no-hitter in major league history, and the first no-hitter at Detroit’s Comerica Park since Justin Verlander threw a complete-game no-hitter on June 12, 2007. It was also the ninth no-hitter. -hitter. -hitter in Tigers franchise history.
Manning (3-1), in his third start after coming off the injured list with a foot injury, pitched the first 6 2/3 innings. He walked three times and struck out five while throwing 91 pitches. Foley got the next four outs, and Lang pitched a perfect ninth for his 13th save.
Kevin Gausman (7-5) allowed two runs and five hits over six innings, snapping the Blue Jays’ four-game winning streak. Lang struck out the first batter he faced in the ninth, Bo Bichette, on three pitches. Brandon Belt flew out to center first off of Wladimir Guerrero Jr. struck out at third to complete the no-hitter.
Reds 8, Brewers 5
Joey Votto drove in three runs and Eli De La Cruz stole home to give Cincinnati an important win over host Milwaukee.
After breaking out on a go-ahead RBI single, De La Cruz stole second and third before stealing home in the seventh. His heroics helped earn the winner to Lucas Sims (3-1), who pitched 1 1/3 innings of relief.
Willie Adams scored twice for the Brewers, who took an early 4–1 lead. Elvis Peguero (1-2) is tagged with the loss.
Diamondbacks 3, Pirates 2 (10 innings)
Corbin Carroll delivered a walk-off single in the 10th inning to give Arizona the win against Pittsburgh in the second game of the three-game series in Phoenix.
Alec Thomas homered for the Diamondbacks, who ended a four-game losing streak in the series opener on Friday night. Kyle Nelson started the bullpen game for Arizona and went 1 1/3 hitless innings with three strikeouts. Six relievers then combined to hold the Pirates to two runs (one earned) and four hits over the next 8 2/3 innings.
David Bednar (3-1) came back to pitch a scoreless ninth in the 10th and took the loss. Pittsburgh took a 2–1 lead at home in the 10th.
Yankees 6, Cubs 3
Giancarlo Stanton hit a pair of homers to help host New York overcome its two worst outings of the season with a win over Chicago.
The Yankees avoided their third four-game losing streak this season by getting two singles in a 3-0 loss to the Cubs on Friday, following a 14-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday. Josh Donaldson also homered while Harrison Bader hit a two-run double.
The Cubs lost for the ninth time in 13 games. Former Yankee Mike Tauchman hit a two-run homer.
Orioles 6, Twins 2
Adam Frazier took a two-run single to highlight a six-run second inning as Baltimore topped host Minnesota to extend their winning streak to four games.
Tyler Wells (7-4) earned the win, allowing two runs on six hits in six innings for the Orioles, who closed to within 2 1/2 games of first-place Tampa Bay in the American League East.
Donovan Solano went 3-for-4 for the Twins. Sonny Gray (4-3), who had not allowed more than three runs in starts all season, took the loss, allowing six runs on six hits over six innings.
Cardinals 3, White Sox 0
Miles Mikolas pitched seven shutout innings and Jordan Walker hit a solo home run off of his two hits to lead the visiting St. Lewis earned the win against Chicago.
Mikolas (5-5) allowed four hits and fanned six, while throwing 71 of his 95 pitches for strikes. He earned his first win on May 30 against Kansas City after pitching eight shutout innings.
Eloy Jimenez, Andrew Vaughn and Oscar Colas each had two hits for the White Sox. Righty Taukee Toussaint (0-2) kept Chicago alive, throwing five innings of two runs, five hit balls with one walk, and five strikeouts.
Nationals 8, Rangers 3
Jammer Candelario hit a three-run homer and Joey Meneses and Alex Call also went big as host Washington defeated Texas to end a five-game losing streak.
The Nationals, who won for just the second time in their last 17 home games, built an 8–0 lead through three innings and then waited out a 77-minute rain delay before the fourth.
Texas left-hander Andrew Heaney (5-6) was held to eight runs (seven earned) on eight hits with a walk and four strikeouts over three innings. The Rangers, the American League West leaders, have lost five of their last seven games.
Giants 5, Rockies 3
Michael Conforto and Austin Slater each hit two-run home runs, Alex Wood pitched five innings of scoreless relief, and San Francisco evened their three-game series with a win over visiting Colorado.
Wood (4-3) held the Rockies to three singles and one walk in his five innings pitched. He dismissed three. Colorado scored on singles in the first and second innings against Giants’ opener Ryan Walker, the latter tied 2–2.
Conforto finished with three hits and Blake Sabol had two hits for the Giants, who are currently on a six-game homestand. CJ Krone had a pair of singles for the Rockies, who have lost five of their last six games.
Guardians 10, Royals 6
Brothers Josh and Bo Naylor combined to have six hits and four RBI, and Gavin Williams earned his first major league win, as Cleveland recorded a season-high 18 hits in a win over visiting Kansas City.
Josh Bell went 3-for-3 with two RBI for the Guardians, who have won the first three games of the four-game series. Williams (1-1) allowed three runs and one walk on eight hits with seven strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings in his fourth career start.
Bobby Witt Jr. homered and tripled on his three hits and drove in two runs for the Royals, who lost their sixth consecutive game.
Red Sox 10, Athletics 3
Jaren Duran went 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored to lead Boston to a victory over Oakland.
Tristan Casas hit two doubles and scored twice, Christian Arroyo went 3-4 and Alex Verdugo added a homer. James Paxton (5-1) allowed six hits over six innings of two-run ball.
Brent Rucker and Manny Pina hit solo home runs for the Athletics. Austin Pruett (1-6) served as the opener and missed the start after Paul Blackburn was injured early due to illness.
Marlins 5, Phillies 3
Jorge Soler homered in the first inning and went-ahead sacrifice fly in the fourth inning as host Miami snapped Philadelphia’s 13-game road winning streak, matching a Phillies record set in 1976.
Phillies’ star-designated hitter Bryce Harper left the game after suffering a pitch injury to his surgically corrected right elbow. He was hit by a 90-mph sinker from Braxton Garrett in the third inning. Harper remained in the game until he was replaced by a pinch hitter in the fifth. X-rays taken after the game were negative.
Marlins All-Star second baseman Luis Arréz, who did not start out recovering from sore knees, got a pinch-hit RBI single in the seventh. He leads the majors with a .388 batting average.
–Field Level Media