Mariners 6-pack combines for no-hitter
June 10, 2012, 12:21 am TWN
SEATTLE--Kevin Millwood and five relievers combined on the third no-hitter in Seattle Mariners history, a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in interleague play Friday.
It was the fourth no-hitter in the majors this season, joining gems by the Angels' Jered Weaver, the Mets' Johan Santana and White Sox right-hander Philip Humber, who threw a perfect game at Seattle in April.
This one was the least conventional, equaling the record for most pitchers in a no-hitter.
Kyle Seager drove in Ichiro Suzuki with a two-out single in the seventh. Stephen Pryor (1-0) earned his first major league win.
Millwood cruised through six innings, giving up only a walk. But after throwing his first warmup pitch for the seventh he felt a twinge in his groin and was pulled. Seattle's bullpen finished the no-hitter when Tom Wilhelmsen retired Andre Ethier on a routine grounder to second base that ended a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
Nationals 7, Red Sox 4 At Boston, Stephen Strasburg struck out 13 in six innings and Bryce Harper homered as Washington picked up the club's first victory at Fenway Park.
Harper hit a two-run shot in the fourth and an RBI single in the sixth as the club improved to 1-9 at Boston's iconic home. The Montreal Expos dropped all six of their games at Fenway before moving to Washington.
Boston's Adrian Gonzalez hit his 200th homer, a solo shot in the eighth. Felix Doubront (6-3) got the loss.
Rangers 5, Giants 0 At San Francisco, Craig Gentry had a career-high five hits and drove in two runs, and Matt Harrison pitched his third career shutout as Texas beat San Francisco in a rematch of the 2010 World Series.
Josh Hamilton and Ian Kinsler homered as Texas earned its first victory in San Francisco's waterfront ballpark after an 0-11 start, including two during the memorable Fall Classic that went to the Giants.
Harrison allowed five hits, struck out four and walked none to outlast Barry Zito (5-3) in a matchup of left-handers. Harrison (8-3) also tied Tampa Bay's David Price for the most wins in the American League.
Yankees 9, Mets 1 At New York, Robinson Cano homered twice and hit one of three straight long balls off an ineffective Johan Santana, leading the New York Yankees to a rout of the Mets.
Hiroki Kuroda allowed one hit in seven scoreless innings before leaving with a bruised left foot. Cano ended Santana's bid for a second straight no-hitter with a two-run shot in the second, then connected again in the third with a runner aboard to begin a string of three consecutive home runs in a span of 11 pitches.
Nick Swisher and Andruw Jones followed with homers, the first time Santana has served up three in a row. The two-time Cy Young Award winner is 0-3 with a 12.21 ERA in three starts at the new Yankee Stadium.
Diamondbacks 8, Athletics 8 At Phoenix, Ryan Roberts hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to lift Arizona over Oakland.
Roberts, who also doubled twice, lined a 2-1 pitch from Brian Fuentes into the left-field seats to give Arizona its only lead of the game.
J.J. Putz (1-3) pitched a scoreless ninth to earn the Diamondbacks' fifth victory in six games.
Oakland's Seth Smith had three hits, an RBI and a spectacular catch to rob Hill of a home run.
Phillies 9, Orioles 6 At Baltimore, Jim Thome doubled twice, legged out an infield hit and got his first RBI of the season, and Shane Victorino homered and drove in five runs as Philadelphia emphatically ended a season-worst six-game losing streak.
Mike Fontenot homered for the Phillies, who scored six runs in the second inning.
Chris Davis and J.J. Hardy homered for the Orioles, who lost for the ninth time in 12 games.
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Kevin Millwood throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter in the second inning of a baseball game in Seattle, Friday, June 8.