Marlins fall just shy of combined no-hitter
AP Thursday, April 20, 2017, 12:02 am TWN
SEATTLE -- Wei-Yin Chen and two relievers fell two outs shy of Miami's first combined no-hitter and the Marlins one-hit the Seattle Mariners in a 5-0 victory Tuesday night.
The Marlins were on the verge of the sixth no-hitter in franchise history when Mitch Haniger lined a one-out double into right-center field off Kyle Barraclough. The right-hander recovered to strike out Robinson Cano and get Nelson Cruz to line out to end it.
Chen (2-0) did the heavy lifting, silencing the Mariners for seven innings. He was pulled by manager Don Mattingly after throwing 100 pitches, and the bullpen sought to finish what the left-hander from Taiwan had started. Brad Ziegler got three groundouts to get through the eighth, including close plays at first base to get Leonys Martin and Jarrod Dyson, but Haniger got the better of Barraclough, extending his hitting streak to 12 games.
Miami got within four outs of a combined no-hitter Sunday, but the New York Mets' Neil Walker singled against Ziegler with two outs in the eighth.
Seattle starter Yovani Gallardo (0-2) allowed four runs on nine hits.
Phillies 6, Mets 2, 10 innings Cameron Rupp drove in the tiebreaking run with a sacrifice fly and Philadelphia scored four times in the 10th inning to beat struggling New York.
Odubel Herrera homered early for the Phillies, who took advantage of a pivotal error by third baseman Jose Reyes and handed the Mets their fourth straight defeat. Reyes dropped a two-out popup in the eighth inning before Andres Blanco tied it at 2 with an RBI double.
Luis Garcia (1-0) pitched a scoreless ninth for Philadelphia.
With All-Star closer Jeurys Familia set to return from a domestic violence suspension Thursday, the Mets' bullpen was beaten again after Zack Wheeler pitched five solid innings. Rafael Montero (0-2) took the loss.
New York's last five games have been decided in the winning team's final at-bat, including three losses at Miami last weekend.
Athletics 4, Rangers 2 Andrew Triggs allowed three hits over six innings to outpitch Yu Darvish, and Oakland beat Texas.
Adam Rosales hit a two-run home run and Khris Davis added a sacrifice fly as part of a four-run sixth as the A's overcame their majors-leading 17th error to snap a four-game losing streak.
Triggs (3-0) gave up two unearned runs, didn't walk a batter and had five strikeouts. The right-hander has not allowed an earned run in 17 2/3 innings, an Oakland record for starting pitchers to begin a season.
Rockies 4, Dodgers 3 Nolan Arenado homered twice, Trevor Story also connected and Colorado held off Los Angeles.
Greg Holland gave up two runs in the ninth inning but earned his eighth save. With runners at first and second, Adrian Gonzalez grounded out to end it.
Arenado hit a two-run homer into the left-field bleachers off Hyun-Jin Ryu (0-3) in the first. The slugger added his sixth of the season in the fifth.
White Sox 4, Yankees 1 Miguel Gonzalez pitched shutout ball into the ninth inning to win a road start for the first time in two years, Leury Garcia and Avisail Garcia homered off Luis Severino, and Chicago stopped New York's eight-game winning streak.
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