MLB roundup: Cubs' Arrieta no-hits Reds

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[April 22, 2016]  The Sports Xchange
 
 CINCINNATI -- Jake Arrieta tossed the second no-hitter of his career and the 15th in Chicago Cubs history in a 16-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night.

Arrieta got Eugenio Suarez to fly out to right fielder Jason Heyward for the final out, and the celebration was on around the mound. Arrieta, who threw a no-hitter at Dodger Stadium on Aug. 30 last season, was greeted with hugs, high-fives and a Gatorade shower before exiting the field.

The Cubs' 16 runs were the most scored in a no-hitter in modern baseball history (since 1900). The Buffalo Bisons' Pud Galvin no-hit the Detroit Wolverines 18-0 in an 1884 no-hitter.

Thursday's result was never in doubt, as Kris Bryant hit two of five Cubs home runs, including a grand slam. Bryant went 4-for-6 and tied a career high with six RBIs.

Royals 4, Tigers 0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Edinson Volquez threw seven scoreless innings and Mike Moustakas homered as Kansas City blanked Detroit.

Volquez (3-0) allowed five hits, walked one and struck out five, lowering his ERA to 1.46. He pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the fourth.

Kelvin Herrera and Danny Duffy retired the final six batters to preserve the shutout.

Orioles 3, Blue Jays 2

BALTIMORE -- Manny Machado continued his early hot streak with two hits, the second a tiebreaking bloop double in the eighth inning that gave Baltimore a victory over Toronto.

Darren O'Day (1-0) got the win after throwing a scoreless eighth in which he struck out the side, and Zach Britton closed it for his fourth save.

Baltimore had come back from an early two-run deficit, missing several scoring opportunities before finally tying the game at 2-2 on a J.J. Hardy sacrifice fly in the seventh.

A's 7, Yankees 3

NEW YORK -- Rich Hill struck out 10 in six innings, and Oakland hit four home runs and to complete a three-game sweep of New York.

Hill (2-2) allowed two runs (one earned) and three hits but constantly kept the Yankees off-balance with his curveball and fastball. He turned in his 10th career double-digit strikeout game and second this season.

Mark Canha, Khris Davis and Coco Crisp hit solo homers for the A's, and Chris Coghlan added a two-run shot.

Mariners 10, Indians 7 (10 innings)

CLEVELAND -- Robinson Cano hit a two-out, three-run homer in the 10th inning to lift Seattle over Cleveland.

Cano hit the first pitch thrown to him by Cody Allen over the wall in center field for his sixth home run of the season.

Tony Zych pitched a scoreless ninth for his first major league win as the Mariners took two of three games in the series. Steve Cishek pitched the bottom of the 10th to pick up his third save.

Marlins 5, Nationals 1

MIAMI -- Marcell Ozuna's three-run homer overshadowed another impressive performance by Bryce Harper as Miami defeated Washington to split a four-game series.

Harper extended his RBI streak to eight games by hitting a solo home run to center field in the first inning. It was his ninth career hit off Marlins right-hander Tom Koehler -- and six of them have been homers. Harper leads the major leagues with 22 RBIs.

But Ozuna, the Miami center fielder who was rested Wednesday, came out strong, golfing his blast to left field against Max Scherzer. Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs and two sliding catches in right field. The 42-year-old is one hit from tying Frank Robinson for 33rd place on the major-league career list. Suzuki has 2,942 hits.

Twins 8, Brewers 1

MILWAUKEE -- Miguel Sano had three hits and three RBI and Ricky Nolasco went seven innings as Minnesota posted its first road victory of the season.

Sano reached base on each of his four trips to the plate. He got the Twins on the board with an RBI single in the first inning, made it 3-1 when he drove in Brian Dozier with a base hit in the third and added an insurance run with a two-out, solo home run in the seventh off Carlos Torres.

Nolasco held Milwaukee to four hits and a walk while striking out seven. Two of the hits came in the first inning when the Brewers made it 2-1 with doubles by Domingo Santana and Ryan Braun.

Rays 12, Red Sox 8

BOSTON -- Tampa Bay hammered former teammate David Price, blew a three-run lead and then rallied past Boston.

Steven Souza Jr. snapped an 8-8 tie with an RBI double in the eighth inning and the Rays protected that latest lead to win the rubber game of the three-game series.

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The Rays scored six runs and KO'd Price to take an 8-5 lead in the fourth before the Red Sox, who scored five runs off Jake Odorizzi in the first, came back on a two-run homer by Mookie Betts in the sixth and an RBI double by Travis Shaw in the seventh.

Evan Longoria and Curt Casali both homered off Price, and Dustin Pedroia hit his first homer of the season and Xander Bogaerts had three hits for the Red Sox.

Dodgers 2, Braves 1

ATLANTA -- Yasmani Grandal delivered an RBI double in the 10th inning to lift Los Angeles past Atlanta after a 10-inning win the previous night.

Enrique Hernandez singled with one out and Grandal, who entered the game as a pinch hitter in the eighth, followed with a two-base hit to the fence in left-center field off Alexi Ogando.

Chris Hatcher got credit for the victory after a perfect ninth and Kenley Jansen posted his seventh save by pitching around a one-out double by Erick Aybar in the 10th. Clayton Kershaw made it through eight innings for the Dodgers and allowed just one run despite giving up five hits to the first seven batters he faced.

Angels 3, White Sox 2

CHICAGO -- Mike Trout's offensive revival continued with a two-run homer as Los Angeles salvaged a series split with Chicago.

Trout, now 5-for-6 in his last two games, broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning of the series finale. He finished the game 2-for-2, scored once, walked twice and two RBI.

Jered Weaver worked seven innings in his third start of the season, giving up one earned run and three hits. Huston Street gave up a two-out home run to Todd Frazier with two outs in the ninth to trim the margin to 3-2.

Diamondbacks 6, Giants 2

SAN FRANCISCO -- Paul Goldschmidt had two hits and two RBIs, Yasmani Tomas hit his third home run of the season and reliever Tyler Wagner pitched five scoreless innings for his first career win as Arizona beat San Francisco.

The Diamondbacks have won five straight and seven of eight after completing a four-game sweep of the Giants to move one game above .500 for the first time this year.

Johnny Cueto suffered his first loss of the season, giving up eight hits and three runs while striking out three in seven innings. He fell short in his bid for his 100th career win.

Rangers 7, Astros 4

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas completed a three-game sweep of Houston, earning its fourth straight win overall.

The Rangers have also won 10-straight games against Houston at Globe Life Park.

Ian Desmond hit a three-run homer off Dallas Keuchel to put the Rangers up for good at 3-1. Texas tacked on another run in the second on an RBI grounder from Delino DeShields and then pushed the lead to 5-1 on a triple from Elvis Andrus in the third.

Houston got a run back in the fourth against A.J. Griffin on a homer from Colby Rasmus, but the Rangers kept scoring against Keuchel.

Pirates 11, Padres 1

SAN DIEGO -- Gerrit Cole tossed six scoreless innings to lead Pittsburgh past San Diego.

Cole (1-2) allowed four hits, didn't walk a batter and struck out seven as he dominated the Padres to avert a three-game sweep.

James Shields (0-3) remains winless after working six innings. He was charged with three runs on five hits with two walks. He struck out five in trying to win for the first time since Sept. 20.



Cole, who won his sixth straight road game against a National League West foe, was brilliant as he was finally supported by some offense. In his first two starts, the Pirates failed to score a run during his 12 innings.

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