ATLANTA (AP) – ATLANTA (AP) – Madison Bumgarner threw a seven-inning no-hitter, an achievement that won’t count in the Major League Baseball record book but completed a dominant day of Arizona Diamondbacks pitching for a 7-0 win over the Atlanta Braves and a doubleheader sweep Sunday.
Bumgarner (2-2) struck out seven and walked none. The only Braves batter who reached base against him came on Nick Ahmed’s throwing error in the second inning.
Officially, Bumgarner’s gem won’t count in the list of no-hitters. MLB’s eight-man committee on statistical accuracy decided in 1991 that a no-hitter was a game of nine or more innings that ended with no hits.
Zac Gallen (1-0) pitched a one-hitter in the opener, allowing Freddie Freeman’s sharp single to right-center field with one out in the sixth of a 5-0 win. This was the first time a team pitched two complete-game shutouts in a doubleheader since Boston’s Reggie Cleveland and Don Aase at Toronto on Sept. 5, 1977
Arizona has won six of seven.
In the first game, Stephen Vogt and Kole Calhoun homered, Bryse Wilson (1-1) allowed four hits, including both home runs, in four innings. Drew Smyly (0-1) gave up six runs – five earned – over four innings in the second game, allowing homers to Pavin Smith, David Peralta, and Eduardo Escobar homered.
ORIOLES 8, ATHLETICS 1
Oakland’s 13-game winning streak ended as Austin Hays hit his first two home runs.
The A’s, who opened the season with six straight losses, put together their third-longest winning string since moving to Oakland in 1968. Oakland won 14 in a row in 1988 and a then-American League record of 20 consecutive wins in 2002. Cleveland broke that mark with 22 straight in 2017. The Athletics’ string had been the longest in the majors since that run by the Indians.
John Means (2-0) allowed one run and two hits in 6 1/3 innings, lowering his ERA to 1.50.
Jesús Luzardo (1-2) allowed three runs and seven hits with eight strikeouts and two walks over a season-high 6 2/3 innings.
ROCKIES 12, PHILLIES 2
Trevor Story hit a grand slam to cap a seven-run fourth inning, letting loose a shout to his dugout and a significant bat flip, and Colorado overcame two solo home runs by Bryce Harper.
The story hit his third career slam and second home run on a 2-2 curveball from Dave Hale, sending the ball 433 feet into the left-field seats. The story did not hit his first home run of the season until Friday, in his 68th at-bat.
Harper hit a 430-foot drive to the right-center in the first and a 468-foot drive that landed on the second deck above Philadelphia’s bullpen beyond right-center in the third, both off Sonny Gray (3-1), who gave up two runs and four hits in six innings. Colorado had a season-high 16 hits, four by C.J. Cron. Chase Anderson (0-3) gave up six runs and six hits in 3 2/3 innings.
INDIANS 7, YANKEES 3
CLEVELAND (AP) – Franmil Reyes hit a three-run homer, tripled, and stole his first career base, helping Cleveland avoid a four-game series sweep.
Reyes homered in the fourth off Jameson Taillon (0-2) as Cleveland overcame a 3-0 deficit and took a 4-3 lead. A burly 6-foot-5, 265-pounder, Reyes led off the sixth with his second big league triple and scored on Jordan Luplow’s double against Nick Nelson for a 6-3 advantage.
Rookie Sam Hentges (1-0), making his second big league appearance following his debut Tuesday, allowed two hits in 1 2/3 innings of relief. Emmanuel Clase worked a perfect ninth as the Indians stopped their four-game losing streak.
BLUE JAYS 1, RAYS 0
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Toronto starter Hyun Jin Ryu was forced to leave early with a right glute strain after giving up three hits in 3 2/3 innings.
Five relievers completed a five-hitter. Tim Mayza (1-0) followed Ryu and got the final out in the fourth. He gave up two singles in the fifth – the last hits for the Rays – and was replaced by Tyler Chatwood, who worked out of the jam. Rafael Dolis got four outs for his second save.
Marcus Semien singled off Josh Fleming (1-2) to begin the fifth for Toronto’s first hit, and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. followed with a bunt single. Semien scored on Santiago Espinal’s single.
ROYALS 4, TIGERS 0
DETROIT (AP) – Danny Duffy (3-1) allowed four hits in five innings abd struck out eight. He’s allowed one earned run in 23 innings so far this season.
Hunter Dozier hit a solo homer for the AL Central-leading Royals, who have won four straight.
Detroit starter Michael Fulmer yielded one hit in three scoreless innings, but reliever Tarik Skubal (0-3) gave up runs in the fifth and sixth. The Tigers have lost nine of 10.