Maeda loses no-no in 9th

Chicago Sun-Times - - BASEBALL -

Twins right-han­der Kenta Maeda lost his no-hit bid when the Brew­ers’ Eric Sog­ard led off the ninth in­ning with a soft sin­gle to cen­ter field Tues­day in Min­neapo­lis.

The ball fell just be­yond the reach of leap­ing short­stop Jorge Polanco, and Maeda bent at the waist and grinned as he watched the ball bounce in the out­field grass.

Maeda’s bid in­cluded a club-record eight con­sec­u­tive strike­outs — he fin­ished with 12 — and Sog­ard’s hit came on his 115th and fi­nal pitch of the night, the most thrown by a pitcher dur­ing the pan­demic-short­ened sea­son.

The Twins led 3-0 go­ing to the ninth, but the Brew­ers tied the score against closer Taylor Rogers after Maeda de­parted.

Reds-Roy­als post­poned for virus test­ing

The Reds-Roy­als game at Kauff­man Sta­dium in Kansas City was post­poned and will be played as part of a dou­ble­header Wed­nes­day so that the Reds could do ad­di­tional test­ing after a player tested pos­i­tive for COVID-19 last week­end.

The fi­nal two games of the Reds’ home se­ries Satur­day and Sun­day against the Pi­rates were post­poned.

Yanks fi­nally lose at Yan­kee Sta­dium

Bran­don Lowe hit a three-run home run — his fifth round-trip­per in his last six games — and the Rays handed the Yan­kees their first loss in 11 games at Yan­kee Sta­dium with a 6-3 vic­tory. Luke Voit home­red for the Yan­kees, whose six-game win­ning streak ended.

In­di­ans’ Fran­cona out after surgery

The In­di­ans said man­ager Terry Fran­cona will miss the team’s three-game se­ries against the Pi­rates, which be­gan Tues­day, to have surgery for a gas­troin­testi­nal is­sue. He missed seven games this month with the ail­ment.

Braves’ Markakis on coro­n­avirus IL

The Braves put out­fielder Nick Markakis on the COVID-19 in­jured list after he was po­ten­tially ex­posed to the virus. Markakis opted out of the sea­son dur­ing sum­mer camp be­fore chang­ing his mind and re­turn­ing.

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