No-hit bid fails, Padres settle for 3-2 win over Miami
MIAMI (AP) — Rookie right-hander Chris Paddack took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and two relievers got the final four outs to complete a three-hitter and help the San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 Wednesday night.
The Padres, who played their first game in 1969, are the only major league team never to have thrown a no-hitter.
After Starlin Castro homered leading off the eighth, Paddack (6-4) retired the next two batters and then departed. He struck out eight, walked one, threw 94 pitches and lowered his ERA to 2.70.
Paddack retired the first 15 batters before Cesar Puello reached on a throwing error by shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. Pinch hitter Yadiel Rivera walked with two out in the sixth and was the only other baserunner against Paddack.
Kirby Yates pitched around back-to-back throwing errors to start the ninth for his 31st save. Castro’s two-out RBI single made it 3-2 before Yates struck out Curtis Granderson with two on for the win.
Oakland has won six straight and 12 of 14. The A’s have homered in a season-high 17 consecutive games.
Bailey (8-6) allowed seven hits and two runs for his fourth consecutive win and first since being acquired from Kansas City over the weekend. He struck out six and didn’t walk a batter.
Tommy Milone (1-4) allowed five runs in 4 1/3 innings.
DENVER (AP) — Donovan Solano had four hits, including a tie-breaking home run leading off the sixth inning, and San Francisco completed a four-game series sweep in Colorado for the first time in nearly eight years.
Pablo Sandoval sparked a three-run first inning with a two-run double and Stephen Vogt also homered for the surging Giants, who have won five straight and 12 of 14. Brandon Belt had an RBI single among his three hits.
It was the first-four game sweep by the Giants in Colorado since Sept. 15-18, 2011.
Jon Gray (9-7) went 5 1/3 innings and allowed 11 hits and six runs. He walked three and struck out three in the loss.
Derek Holland (2-4) picked up the win with 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dominic Smith put New York ahead with a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the seventh inning, and Pete Alonso added a 474-foot shot halfway up the third deck as Minnesota lost a third straight game for the first time this season.
Reliever Trevor May (3-3) took the loss.
The Mets improved to 5-0 at Target Field, where they won three games in 2013.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning and St. Louis rallied to deal Pittsburgh its fifth loss in six games.
John Brebbia (3-3) struck out four in two perfect innings. Carlos Martínez picked up his sixth save in eight chances.
Pirates starter Chris Archer allowed three runs and five hits in six innings. Archer had a pair of hits, including an RBI single in a three-run fourth, after starting the season 1 for 25 at the plate.
Christian Yelich hit his 34th homer of the season. It was Yelich’s third home run in four games.
Dallas Keuchel (3-3) allowed five runs, four earned, in 5 2/3 innings.
CHICAGO (AP) — Yu Darvish tossed six innings of two-hit, shutout ball to finally earn his first win at Wrigley Field in Chicago’s win over Cincinnati.
Darvish (3-4) also won for the first time anywhere since April 27 at Arizona as he struck out seven, walked none and hit two batters. The right-hander had 12 no-decisions and a loss in his previous 13 starts.
Craig Kimbrel pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save in five chances.
Clevinger (3-2) struck out the side in the first two inning. He was lifted after 100 pitches and allowing one run on six hits in his third double-digit strikeout performance of the season. Nick Wittgren worked the final 1 2/3 innings to pick up his second save.
Spencer Turnbull (3-9) took the loss.
Rodríguez (11-4) held the Blue Jays to two runs on three hits, striking out four and walking three.
Once dominant, right-hander Sanchez (3-14) had his miserable season continue. He gave up four runs and eight hits in five innings and his ERA rose to 6.26; while he remained winless in his last 15 starts.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Eduardo Escobar homered twice and the Arizona tied a franchise record for a nine-inning game with 21 hits while thumping Texas.
The 19 runs were Arizona’s most since setting a franchise record with 20 against the San Diego Padres last July. Escobar’s first homer sparked a seven-run first inning against right-handed starter Jesse Chavez (3-5), who got just two outs.
Robbie Ray (8-6) and two relievers cruised through the blowout.
The 19 runs were the most allowed by Texas this season.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Trey Mancini hit two home runs and Baltimore pummeled Washington’s ineffective bullpen to earn a split in the two-game interleague series.
The defeat — only the fourth in 17 games for the Nationals — kept them 6 1/2 games behind the first-place Braves in the NL East.
Adam Eaton drove in both runs for the Nationals, who suffered their most lopsided loss since June 15 (10-3 against Arizona).
Wander Suero (2-5) faced five batters and retired only one of them. Anthony Santander and Chris Davis hit RBI singles, and Rio Ruiz delivered a sacrifice fly off Tony Sipp before Javy Guerra finally quelled the uprising.
Duffy (4-5) scattered six hits and struck out five in sending Chicago to its season-worst sixth straight loss.
The second of Soler and Lopez’s consecutive two-out, RBI hits put Kansas City up 6-0 and gave Duffy some run support.
A.J. Reed hit a three-run homer, his first, with two outs in the ninth inning off Wily Peralta. Ryan Goins homered in his first major league game this season for Chicago.
Ian Kennedy completed the one-out save, his 15th in 18 opportunities.
Ivan Nova (4-9) lasted just 4 2/3 innings and allowed six runs and six hits with five walks.
Marisnick, who grew up in nearby Riverside, is 5 for 7 in the past two games.
Cole (10-5) pitched one-run ball and extended his major league strikeout lead with his 11th double-digit strikeout game in 21 starts.
The Angels had their five-game winning streak snapped.
Dustin Garneau hit a solo shot off Cole in the fifth inning and added an RBI double in the ninth.
David Freese and Justin Turner homered, and A.J. Pollock and Kiké Hernandez also drove in runs for the NL-West leading Dodgers, who improved their MLB-best record to 64-34 while remaining 14 games in front of Arizona.
Pedro Baez (4-2) pitched 1 2/3 innings and picked up the win.
Juan Nicasio (1-3) took the loss for Philadelphia, which has lost four of six.
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