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