MIKE FOLTYNEWICZ LOSES NO-HIT BID IN NINTH OF BRAVES’ WIN

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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.

FRI­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHTS

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.

FOOT­NOTE

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.

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