GON­ZA­LEZ LOSES NO-HIT BID IN NINTH AS NATS DE­FEAT MAR­LINS 1-0

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MI­AMI» Wash­ing­ton lefty Gio Gon­za­lez lost his no-hit bid in the ninth in­ning when Dee Gor­don led off with a clean sin­gle, but the Na­tion­als still beat the Mar­lins 1-0 on Mon­day night.

Gon­za­lez was pulled af­ter Gor­don hit a soft liner the op­po­site way to left-cen­ter field. He threw 106 pitches.

Gon­za­lez (9-5), who grew up in nearby Hialeah, walked three, hit a bat­ter and struck out five. He re­tired 14 in a row dur­ing one stretch.

Sean Doolit­tle re­lieved and got NL home run leader Gian­carlo Stan­ton to ground into a dou­ble play. Af­ter Chris­tian Yelich beat out an in­field sin­gle, Mar­cell Ozuna popped out, giv­ing Doolit­tle his fourth save since be­ing ac­quired from Oakland and sev­enth this sea­son.

The game was the Na­tion­als’ first at Mar­lins Park since ace Max Scherzer took a no-hit­ter into the eighth but lost on June 21. There has been only one no-hit­ter in the ma­jors this year — Mi­ami’s Edin­son Volquez threw one last month vs. Ari­zona.

Jose Urena (9-5) matched ze­roes with Gon­za­lez un­til the sixth, when Bryce Harper’s RBI sin­gle put the Na­tion­als ahead. Urena al­lowed just three hits in eight in­nings.

MON­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHTS

Craig Gen­try sin­gled home the win­ning run with two outs in the ninth in­ning, and the Ori­oles cooled off the Roy­als with a 2-1 vic­tory. Manny Machado had two hits and scored a run for the Ori­oles. Caleb Joseph got Bal­ti­more go­ing in the ninth with a one-out sin­gle off Joakim So­ria (4-3). … Doug Fis­ter took a shutout into the eighth in­ning, rookie Rafael Dev­ers went 4 -or-4 and drove in a run and the Red Sox beat the In­di­ans 6-2. Mookie Betts stopped his mini-slump by driv­ing in three runs with two sin­gles, and Ed­uardo Nuñez added three hits and two RBIs for the Red Sox. Bradley Zim­mer hit a two-run homer for Cleve­land. Fis­ter (1-5), claimed off waivers from the Los An­ge­les An­gels on June 23, was pulled af­ter giv­ing up Zim­mer’s homer with two outs in the eighth. … Odubel Her­rera and Maikel Franco hit homers, Nick Pivetta threw six sharp in­nings and the Phillies beat the Braves 7-6 to com­plete a four-game sweep. … Aaron Judge broke out of a slump with his 34th home run, re­gain­ing sole pos­ses­sion of the ma­jor-league lead, and Chase Headley sparked the Yan­kees at the plate in their 7-3 vic­tory over the Tigers. Luis Sev­erino beat Michael Ful­mer in a matchup of young all-stars on the mound. Headley put the Yan­kees ahead to stay with a two-run dou­ble in a four-run fourth in­ning. … Matt Davidson sin­gled in Leury Gar­cia with two outs in the ninth in­ning for his sec­ond game-end­ing hit in as many days, and the White Sox ral­lied to beat the Blue Jays 7-6 af­ter los­ing top prospect Yoan Mon­cada to a right knee in­jury. Adam En­gel sparked the win­ning rally with a one-out sin­gle against Roberto Osuna (3-2). … Jake Maris­nick had three hits, in­clud­ing two homers, and a ca­reer­high five RBIs and the Astros coasted to a 14-7 win over the Rays. The Rays cut the lead to one af­ter a two-run homer by Corey Dick­er­son in the third in­ning be­fore an RBI sin­gle by Tyler White made it 4-2 with two outs in the bot­tom of the in­ning. … Robin­son Cano had a two-run sin­gle in the ninth and the Mariners won 6-4 at Texas, hours af­ter the Rangers had traded pitcher Yu Darvish. The Mariners trailed 4-0 af­ter two in­nings be­fore get­ting even against Cole Hamels.

— The Associated Press

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