MIKE FOLTYNEWICZ LOSES NO-HIT BID IN NINTH OF BRAVES’ WIN
OAKLAND, CALIF.» Mike Foltynewicz lost his no-hit bid for Atlanta when Matt Olson clobbered a full-count pitch into the elevated right-field seats leading off the ninth inning of the Braves’ 3-1 interleague victory over the Athletics on Friday.
Trying for just the major leagues’ second no-hitter of the season, Foltynewicz (6-5) struck out eight and walked four while pitching into the ninth for the first time and outdueling Sonny Gray. The Braves have 14 no-hitters, the last by Kent Mercker at the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 8, 1994.
Foltynewicz, the 19th overall pick in the 2010 draft capped baseball’s homerun heavy June with a career-best 119pitch gem. He baffled the A’s with fastballs at up to 97 mph.
And there wasn’t even a close defensive play on this night for the 25-year-old right-hander, a four-year veteran making his 52nd big league start. Gray (3-4) retired his final 14 batters.
Xander Bogaerts hit a tiebreaking single in the 11th inning and the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 7-4. … Jacob deGrom struck out 12 in seven dominant innings to win his fourth consecutive start, and the Mets edged the Phillies 2-1. … Adeiny Hechavarria hit a tying single in the ninth inning and Steven Souza followed with a three-run homer in the 10th to carry the Rays past the Orioles 6-4. … Hunter Pence drove in four runs and the Giants pounced on Pittsburgh starter Gerrit Cole for seven runs then added six more against the bullpen to rout the Pirates 13-5. … Brett Gardner tied a career-high with six RBIs and his seventh-inning grand slam helped the Yankees cruise to a 13-4 victory over the Astros. … Stephen Vogt, claimed off waivers earlier in the week, hit two home runs and the Brewers held off the Marlins 3-2. The game was delayed about seven minutes with the Brewers batting in the fourth after a baseball apparently thrown from the stands struck first-base umpire Joe West in the back of the head. West remained in the game. … Mike Leake pitched eight strong innings and Yadier Molina drove in four runs to help the Cardinals beat the Nationals 8-1. … Scott Feldman held Chicago’s depleted lineup to two singles over seven innings on Friday night, and Adam Duvall hit a three-run homer, powering the Reds to a 5-0 victory over the Cubs. … Jason Vargas picked up his American League-leading 12th victory, Eric Hosmer hit a three-run homer and the Royals defeated the Twins 8-1. Vargas (12-3) tied Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers for the major league lead in wins and lowered his ERA to 2.22, which tops the American League. … Melky Cabrera hit a two-run double against closer Matt Bush to cap a three-run ninth inning and give the White Sox an 8-7 victory over the Rangers. … Robinson Cano hit two home runs, Ariel Miranda allowed only two hits in seven innings and the Mariners beat the Angels 10-0. …The Tigers-Indians game was postponed by rain and will be made up as part of a split doubleheader in Detroit on Sept. 1.
Fowler expected to be out of hospital. Dustin Fowler was expected to leave the hospital on Friday, a day after undergoing surgery for a serious knee injury he suffered crashing into a low wall trying to catch a foul ball for the Yankees in his major league debut.