Reds' Bailey Tosses No-Hitter Against Giants, ML Roundup

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Published on July 3 2013 10:31 am
Last Updated on July 3 2013 10:31 am
Written by Millie Lange

(Cincinnati, OH) -- Cincinnati Reds right-hander Homer Bailey has thrown the 280th no-hitter in MLB history. Bailey allowed a walk and struck out nine while recording his second-career no-hitter in a 3-0 win over the San Francisco Giants. Bailey says he is shocked he was able to put together another no-hitter.

He also threw Major League Baseball's last no-hitter on September 28 of last year in a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bailey is the first pitcher to record baseball's last two no-hitters since Nolan Ryan did so in 1974 and 1975. It's the 16th no-hitter in Reds' history. Bailey joins Jim Maloney and Johnny Vander meer as the only Cincinnati pitchers with multiple no-hitters.

 

Angels Beat Cards In Pujols' First Game Against St. Louis

(Anaheim, CA) -- Albert Pujols went 0-for-3 with a walk in his first game against the St. Louis Cardinals, but his Angels came out on top with a 5-1 victory.  Pujols he was comfortable facing his former team for the first time.

The Angels put up five runs in the second inning and Jered Weaver did the rest.  Weaver tossed seven innings of one-run ball to improve his record to 2-4. Mark Trumbo, Alberto Callaspo and Erick Aybar all plated a run and scored a run for the Halos, who have won seven straight. Lance Lynn was tagged for all five runs in six frames as he fell to 10-3 with his second straight setback.

 

A's Storm Back To Beat Cubs

(Oakland, CA) -- Derek Norris blasted a three-run homer in the eighth to send the Athletics to an 8-7 win over the Cubs in Oakland. Josh Donaldson added a two-run homer and Chris Young popped a solo shot for the A's, who have won five out of six. Dan Otero picked up the victory in relief while Grant Balfour recorded his 20th save. Alfonso Soriano hit a three-run homer for Chicago, which had won four of its last five. Welington Castillo was 2-for-4 with three RBI in defeat. James Russell blew his sixth save and suffered the loss in relief.

 

White Sox Get By Orioles

(Chicago, IL) -- Adam Dunn hit a two-run homer and Conor Gillaspie lifted a solo shot to lead the White Sox in a 5-2 win over the Orioles in Chicago.  John Danks surrendered two runs over seven innings to improve to 2-and-5 while Addison Reed notched his 22nd save. Chicago snapped a five-game losing streak with the victory. Brian Roberts hit a solo homer, his first since April of 2011. Adam Jones also singled in a run for the O's, who saw a four-game winning streak end. Jason Hammel gave up five runs while striking out seven in seven innings of work to fall to 7-5.

 

Phils Snap Pirates Nine-Game Winning Streak

(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Delmon Young's RBI-double capped off a three-run sixth inning as the Phillies snapped the Pirates nine-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory at PNC Park. Ryan Howard and Domonic Brown also plated a run each for the Phils, who snapped a two-game skid. Jonathan Pettibone gave up just one run over five-and-two-thirds innings as he improved to 4-3 with his first win since May 14. Jonathan Papelbon closed it out for his 16th save. Garrett Jones homered in the bottom of the sixth for the Bucs only run. Brandon Cumpton, who was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis before the game, permitted three runs over 5 2/3 frames as he fell to 0-1 with the loss.

 

Brewers Blank Nats To Snap Six-Game Skid

(Washington, DC) -- Juan Francisco's two-run double broke a scoreless tie in the top of the eighth inning as the Brewers blanked the Nationals 4-0 in the second installment of a four-game series at Nationals Park.  Martin Maldonado and Jeff Bianchi also drove in a run each in the eighth for Milwaukee, which put an end to its six-game losing streak. Wily Peralta tossed five-and-a-third shutout innings, but left in the sixth inning with a strained left hamstring. Jim Henderson picked up the win in relief. Stephen Strasburg struck out eight over seven scoreless innings, but did not factor in the decision.  Drew Storen fell to 2-2 with the loss. The Nats have been shut out nine times this season.

 

Braves Pound On Fish

(Atlanta, GA) -- Chris Johnson went 3-for-4 and ripped a two-run double to lead the Braves in an 11-3 win over the Marlins at Turner Field.  Brian McCann was 3-for-5 with two RBI and Justin Upton went 3-for-4 while driving in two and scoring three times. Kris Medlen allowed three runs over six innings to improve to 6-7. Atlanta has won four straight. Logan Morrison hit a two-run homer for Miami while Adeiny Hechavarria was 3-for-3. Dan Jennings gave up three runs without recording an out to suffer the loss in relief for the Fish. The Marlins saw a three-game winning streak end.

 

Mets Pound D'backs

(Flushing, NY) -- Josh Satin doubled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning before the rain came as the Mets went on to beat the Diamondbacks 9-1 at Citi Field. After the one hour, 41 minute rain delay, the Mets added six more runs in the seventh and one more in the eighth to pull out the win.  Anthony Recker homered and drove in two, while Omar Quintanilla knocked in three runs for the Mets, who have taken the first two games of this four-game set. Jeremy Hefner tossed seven innings of one-run ball to improve to 3-and-6 with the victory. Martin Prado went 3-for-4 with a solo home run for the D'backs, who have dropped five in-a-row and are just 1-7 on their 10-game road trip. Patrick Corbin permitted five runs in six-plus frames as he fell to 9-1 with the loss.

 

Kershaw, Dodgers Blank Rockies

(Denver,er CO) -- Clayton Kershaw tossed a complete-game four-hitter to power the Dodgers in an 8-0 win over the Rockies at Coors Field. Kershaw struck out eight and improved to 7-5 with the win. Yasiel Puig went 3-for-5 with a solo homer while Adrian Gonzalez poked a two-run shot for Los Angeles. Juan Uribe had a pair of RBI singles for the Dodgers, who have won three straight and nine out of 10. Roy Oswalt allowed five runs in as many innings as he fell to 0-3 for Colorado. Yorvit Torrealba had two of the four hits off Kershaw while Michael Cuddyer went 0-for-4, snapping his franchise-record 27-game hitting streak. It was the longest hit streak in the majors this season. The Rox have dropped five of their last seven.

 

Tigers Sneak By Jays

(Toronto, Ontario) -- Omar Infante scored on a Torii Hunter infield single in the top of the eighth inning to lift the Tigers past the Blue Jays, 7-6, at the Rogers Centre. Detroit answered a four-run Toronto first inning with a six-run second behind a three-run homer from Miguel Cabrera. It was Cabrera's 26th long ball of the season. Reliever Al Alburquerque picked up the win after Doug Fister allowed six runs in the opening two innings, but threw four scoreless after that. The Tigers ended a three-game losing streak. Colby Rasmus was 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in the loss. Relief pitcher Neil Wagner fell to 1-3 for the Jays, who have lost four of six.

 

M's Pound Rangers

(Arlington, TX) -- Kendrys Morales powered the Mariners to a 9-2 win over the Rangers with two home runs and six RBI to open up a three-game set in Arlington.  Raul Ibanez connected on his 20th homer of the season. It is the seventh year of Ibanez' career he has reached the 20 home run plateau. Seattle improved to 36-47. Joe Saunders improved to 6-8, fighting through 6 2/3 innings while allowing 10 hits and two runs.  Texas was 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position.  Elvis Andrus had two hits and the Rangers' only RBI. Justin Grimm took the loss as the Rangers fell to 48-35.

 

Indians Edge Royals For Fifth Straight Win

(Kansas City, MO) -- Carlos Santana and Jason Giambi drove in a run each in the seventh inning to break a four-all tie as the Indians hung on to beat the Royals 6-5 in the opener of a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium.  Santana and Asdrubal Cabrera plated two runs apiece for the Tribe, which has won five in-a-row and 11 of its last 14. Cody Allen improved to 3-0 with the victory. Alex Gordon smacked a grand slam and Billy Butler doubled in the other run for the Royals, who have alternated wins and losses over their last nine games. Tim Collins gave up both runs in the seventh to suffer the loss and fall to 2-3.

 

Yankees Cruise Past Twins

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Robinson Cano clubbed a three-run homer, his fourth long ball in the last three games, as the Yankees cruised past the Twins 7-3 at Target Field. Alberto Gonzalez drove in three runs and scored twice for the Yankees, who had lost five in-a-row before winning the first two games of this four-game set. Phil Hughes tossed seven innings of one-run ball to pick up the win and improve to 4-7. Mariano Rivera recorded the final out of the game for his 27th save. Brian Dozier doubled in a pair of runs in the ninth and Joe Mauer also had an RBI for the Twins, who have dropped three in-a-row and six of their last eight.  Samuel Deduno permitted three runs in six frames as he slipped to 4-3 with the loss.

 

A-Rod Hitless In First Rehab Game

(Charleston, SC) -- Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez went hitless in his first rehab game on the way back from hip surgery. A-Rod went 0-for-2 and played three innings in the field for the Single-A Charleston RiverDogs. He grounded into a double play in his first at-bat before striking out in his second. Rodriguez is expected to play again Wednesday night for Charleston before a work out on Thursday.

 

Lackey Limits Padres

(Boston, MA) -- John Lackey just keeps topping himself. One start after striking out a career-high 12 batters over seven innings of two-run ball, the right-hander went one inning longer and gave up one fewer run in a 4-1 win for the Red Sox against the Padres on Tuesday night at Fenway Park. As the Red Sox notched their sixth win in seven games, Lackey posted the fourth straight outing that he's gone at least seven innings and given up two runs or fewer.

 

Price Back  To Cy Young Form

(Houston TEX.) -- Entering Tuesday's game, the Astros did not know which version of Tampa Bay starter David Price they would get. Making his first start since returning from a triceps injury, Price showed them the form that made him the American League Cy Young winner last year. Price fanned 10 in seven scoreless innings, extending a putrid offensive stretch for the Astros as the Rays prevailed, 8-0, Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.

 

Tuesday's Scoreboard

MLB NL

Philadelphia Phillies 3, Pittsburgh Pirates 1

Milwaukee Brewers 4, Washington Nationals 0

Cincinnati Reds 3, San Francisco Giants 0

Atlanta Braves 11, Miami Marlins 3

New York Mets 9, Arizona Diamondbacks 1

Los Angeles Dodgers 8, Colorado Rockies 0

 

MLB AL

Detroit Tigers 7, Toronto Blue Jays 6

Seattle Mariners 9, Texas Rangers 2

Chicago White Sox 5, Baltimore Orioles 2

Cleveland Indians 6, Kansas City Royals 5

New York Yankees 7, Minnesota Twins 3

Tampa Bay Rays 8, Houston Astros 0

 

MLB Interleague

Boston Red Sox 4, San Diego Padres 1

Oakland Athletics 8, Chicago Cubs 7

Los Angeles Angels 5, St. Louis Cardinals 1


Wednesday, July 3 Schedule (All Times Central)

MLB NL

5:05 p.m. - Milwaukee Brewers at Washington Nationals

6:05 p.m. - Philadelphia Phillies at Pittsburgh Pirates

6:10 p.m. - San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds

6:10 p.m. - Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves

6:10 p.m. - Arizona Diamondbacks at New York Mets

7:10 p.m. - Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies

 

MLB AL

6:07 p.m. - Detroit Tigers at Toronto Blue Jays

6:10 p.m. - Baltimore Orioles at Chicago White Sox

7:05 p.m. - Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers

7:10 p.m. - Cleveland Indians at Kansas City Royals

7:10 p.m. - New York Yankees at Minnesota Twins

7:10 p.m. - Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros

 

MLB Interleague

6:10 p.m. - San Diego Padres at Boston Red Sox

9:05 p.m. - Chicago Cubs at Oakland Athletics

9:05 p.m. - St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Angels