2021-08-15 06:55:37 GMT + 00: 00 – Left-handed Tyler Gilbert threw a no-hitter on his debut in the Major League, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-0 win over the San Diego Padres Saturday Night.
Gilbert (1-1) is the fourth major leaguer to throw a no-hitter in his first major league start and for the first time since Bobo Holloman of the St. Louis Browns against the Philadelphia Athletics on May 6, 1953 .
He is also the eighth pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the majors that season, breaking the MLB record of 1884, the first year overhand pitching was allowed.
Gilbert, chosen by the Diamondbacks in the Minor League Rule 5 Draft following last season, made his Big League debut on August 3 and had not allowed a bullpen run over three appearances in his previous 3 2/3 innings .
Gilbert struck five and left three.
Pirates 14, Brewers 4 (Game 1)
Kevin Newman doubled four times and Bryan Reynolds homered and drove in four runs as Pittsburgh struck an eight-game losing streak with a win over the guest in Milwaukee.
Jacob Stallings added a two-run single to the Pirates, which made up an early three-run deficit and broke things up with a fifth inning of six. Four players – Hoy Park, John Nogowski, Ke’Bryan Hayes, and Wilmer Difo – each had an RBI single for Pittsburgh.
Pirates starter Bryse Wilson pitched four innings, allowing four runs and seven hits. Chasen Shreve (1-0) took the win after hitting three rackets in a goalless fifth inning.
Brewer 6, Pirate 0 (Game 2)
Rowdy Tellez and Avisail Garcia homered, and four Milwaukee pitchers combined for a four-hitter in beating host Pittsburgh to share their double header.
Rookie left-hander Aaron Ashby, who made his third and best start in the Major League, put on four innings with three hits, four strikeouts and no walks. Brad Boxberger (5-3), Devin Williams and Hunter Strickland each pitched an inning.
Jace Peterson added an RBI single and left, scoring for the Brewers who won five out of six. Pittsburgh starter Mitch Keller (3-10) pitched 4 1/3 innings, allowing two runs and nine hits, with three strikeouts and one walk.
Rockies 4, Giants 1
Left-handed Kyle Freeland set his career record 7-3 against San Francisco, and CJ Cron hit a home run after a four-game losing streak.
Freeland (4-6) completed six innings, allowing a run on five hits, and Daniel Bard worked a goalless ninth inning for his 19th save. Ryan McMahon and Cron each ran two races for the Rockies, and Trevor Story had a pair of doubles.
Dominic Leone (2-2), the third of five Giants pitchers, gave up two runs with two hits and a walk in a third of an inning when the Rockies broke a 1-1 draw to take a 3-1 lead in the sixth.
Astros 8, angel 2
Jake Meyers scored his first two major league homers to drive Houston in Anaheim, California past Los Angeles, making Angels DH Shohei Ohtani the 39th.
In just his seventh game, Meyers hit his first career homer to put the Astros on the scoreboard in the third inning and then discharged a grand slam in the sixth inning that opened a close game.
Astros DH Yordan Alvarez had two doubles, one singles and two RBIs. Houston starter Luis Garcia (9-6) pitched five innings, giving up two runs on six hits and three walks while hitting five. Angels starter Jaime Barria (2-1) only lasted three innings, giving up three runs on seven hits and one walk while striking one.
Athletics 8, Rangers 3
Matt Chapman scored two solo home runs, and Oakland scored four times for the seventh time to beat Texas in Arlington, Texas.
The two teams will play for the series win on Sunday after Texas won the opener on Friday evening. Texas has lost 21 of 27 games since the All-Star break, while Oakland has won 12 of the last 15.
Matt Olson homered and ran in two runs, and Mitch Moreland and Mitch Moreland and Seth Brown went deep too. Nathaniel Lowe had two hits and drove two runs for Texas. Reliever Andrew Chafin (1-2) took the win, while Rangers starter Jordan Lyles (5-10) suffered the loss after allowing five runs with eight hits in six innings.
Mariners 9, Blue Jays 3
Luis Torrens doubled up, homered and drove in five runs as hosts Seattle won their fourth game in a row, beating Toronto.
Ty France and Jarred Kelenic also went deep for the Mariners, and right-hander Keynan Middleton (1-2) delivered a goalless inning of relief for the win.
Teoscar Hernandez had three hits, including a double and home run, and two RBIs for the Blue Jays, who lost their third in a row. Toronto’s left-hander Hyun Jin Ryu (11-6) has been charged with four runs on three hits in 6 1/3 innings.
Phillies 6, Red 1
Matt Moore threw six hitless innings and combined with three relievers on a three hitter when Philadelphia beat Cincinnati.
Moore (2-3) only allowed two baserunners and had a season high of eight strikeouts. Philadelphia lost their bid for their 14th no-hitter in team history when Tyler Stephenson opened the eighth with a homer.
Naquin and Kyle Farmer got the other hits for Cincinnati. Luis Castillo (6-12) allowed three runs on five hits in 6 2/3 innings to take the loss.
Red Sox 16, Orioles 2
Chris Sale skipped eight and allowed two runs over five innings in his long-awaited return from Tommy John’s surgery and Boston diverted the visit from Baltimore.
Sale (1-0) allowed six hits and none at his first start in the Big League since August 13, 2019 in Cleveland. The seven-time all-star left-hander missed all of 2020 and the first half of this season while working his way back from a torn ulnar collateral ligament.
Rafael Devers hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs, Bobby Dalbec had two homers for three RBIs, and JD Martinez had a three-run shot for Boston. Hunter Renfroe added a solo blast and Xander Bogaerts was in his 1,000 with two RBIs. Career start at Shortstop for the Red Sox 3-for-3.
Gemini 12, rays 0
Kenta Maeda only allowed three singles while pitching six shutout innings, and Minnesota crashed four home runs and had 16 hits as he drove to a victory over Tampa Bay in Minneapolis.
Brent Rooker homered and doubled, and Luis Arraez, Max Kepler and Ryan Jeffers also homered for Minnesota, who took the 7-0 lead in the first three innings. Arraez finished 2-for-4 with one walk and three RBIs and rookers, Mitch Garver, Miguel Sano, Rob Refsnyder and Andrelton Simmons each had two hits for the Twins.
Michael Wacha (2-4) took the loss and allowed seven runs with eleven hits over five innings.
Cardinals 9, Royals 4
Jon Lester made a triumphant return to Kauffman Stadium when St. Louis defeated hosts Kansas City in the middle game of a three-game series. Lester allowed a run on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings.
Lester (4-6) is now 10-3 against the Royals with a 2.18 ERA, the third best ERA in MLB history against a team under the pitcher with at least 85 innings thrown.
Brad Keller (7-12) accepted the loss. He allowed four runs (three earned) with seven hits in 6 2/3 innings. He went two and struck eight.
Braves 12, Nationals 2
Dansby Swanson homered twice and had six RBIs when emerging Atlanta won Washington for its sixth straight road win.
Ozzie Albies, who had an RBI triple in the third inning and was double the cycle shy, hit a homer during a fifth run with two runs when Swanson took home a single two. Swanson’s three-time homer in seventh place broke things up for the Braves, who won 11 games for the ninth time.
Atlanta’s Max Fried (10-7) allowed two runs – one deserved – with five hits and hit seven without a walk over six innings. Nationals starter Patrick Corbin (6-12) allowed six runs and seven hits over 4 2/3 innings.
Marlins 5, cubs 4
Magneuris Sierra hit a green single in the lower part of the eighth inning and Brian Anderson drove four runs, leading hosts Miami past the collapsing Chicago.
The Cubs have lost 10 games in a row, the longest active losing streak in the National League.
This loss is due to Cubs Sergio Alcantara’s short stop, whose three mistakes led to both Miami rallies. Because of Alcantara’s mistakes, all five Miami races were undeserved.
Tiger 6, Indian 4
Eric Haase hit the green light in the eighth single with two runs and hosts Detroit defeated Cleveland.
Jeimer Candelario hit a two-run homer and scored two runs for Detroit. Michael Fulmer (5-4) hit a goalless inning to cash in on the win. Gregory Soto recorded the last three outs for his 15th save. In search of his 500th career homer, Miguel Cabrera hit base three times with a single, hit by Pitch and Walk.
Jose Ramirez had two extra base hits, scored one run, and hit a run for Cleveland. The loss of pitcher Bryan Shaw (5-6) allowed two runs with three hits in a third of an inning.
Yankees 7, White Sox 5 (10 innings)
Aaron Judge went 3 for 4 with one homer and four RBIs, Joey Gallo had two homers and three RBIs, and New York stuck with hosts Chicago in 10 innings.
DJ LeMahieu doubled up and scored for New York, who won an eighth time in 11 games. The Yankees bounced back from a ninth inning loss in the Field of Dreams game two days earlier in Dyersville, Iowa.
Luis Robert and Jose Abreu lost for Chicago. Eloy Jimenez finished 2 for 4 with two RBIs for the White Sox, who have lost three of their last four competitions.
Dodgers 2, Mets 1 (10 innings)
Cody Bellinger scored a tiebreaking double with an out in the 10th inning after Will Smith closed a no-hit offer from Taijuan Walker in the seventh inning when Los Angeles beat hosts New York.
Bellinger gave the Dodgers their second extra inning win in a row when he roped a 2-1 fastball over the right field line to Yennsy Diaz (0-2). The ball ricocheted off a side wall in foul territory and designated runner Corey Seager scored an easy goal before right fielder Michael Conforto was able to retrieve the ball.
In danger of missing a hit for the second time this season, the Dodgers ended Walker’s attempt to score the second hit in Mets history on the seventh. Smith hammered a 0-1 slider into the first row of the second deck beyond the left center field fence to tie the game with an out on 1-all.
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