Nola takes no-hitter into 7th, Turner has 2 HRs as Phillies beat Tigers 8-3
PHILADELPHIA >> Aaron Nola took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and struck out 12, Trea Turner homered twice among his four hits, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Detroit Tigers 8-3 Monday night for their third straight win.
Nola (5-4) fanned 10 and had faced the minimum through six as he tried to pitch the Phillies’ first nohitter since 2015. The ace right-hander ran into trouble in the seventh when two batters reached on a walk and a fielding error. Nola still had two outs when he hung an 0-2 breaking ball to Nick Maton and the former Phillie crushed one into right to make it a 5-3 game.
Maton’s bat-flip homer was the only hit allowed by Nola. He walked three over seven innings.
Seranthony Domínguez and Andrew Vasquez each tossed a scoreless inning out of the bullpen.
The Phillies scored one run in each of the first three innings on Turner’s RBI single, Nick Castellanos’ runscoring double, and Turner’s solo shot in the third. Bryce Harper added an RBI single in the fifth. Turner connected the same inning off Tigers starter Joey Wentz (1-6) for his seventh homer of the season and first multi-homer game with the Phillies.
REDS 2, BREWERS 0 >> Stuart Fairchild and Tyler Stephenson hit solo home runs and Andrew Abbott threw six scoreless innings in his major league debut to lead Cincinnati.
The struggling Reds (2733) turned to Abbott, their top pitching prospect, to help the club avoid a fourgame sweep at the hands of the Brewers (32-28), and it worked. The 24-year-old Abbott, the 2021 secondround draft pick from the University of Virginia, allowed just one hit, walked four and struck out six. The left-hander threw 105 pitches.
Cincinnati relievers Buck Farmer and Lucas Sims and closer Alexis Diaz completed the combined threehitter. Diaz picked up his 14th save.
Fairchild scored the first run of the game in the third inning, taking an 0-2 pitch from Brewers starter Julio Teheran (1-2) 395 feet to left field for his second home run of the season. Stephenson doubled the Reds’ output with his third homer of the year, a 363-foot shot to right-center in the fourth. RAYS 4, RED SOX 1 >> Shane McClanahan pitched six innings of five-hit ball to earn his major league-leading ninth win and Tampa Bay eventually found a wall the Red Sox couldn’t leap above.
In the makeup of Friday’s rainout, the Rays beat Boston for a third straight game and seventh time in eight tries this year. They have 43 wins for the season; the next-closest team in the majors, AL East rival Baltimore, has 37.
McClanahan (9-1) walked two of the first three Boston batters but took a shutout into the fifth inning before giving up a home run to Justin Turner. In all, McClanahan allowed five hits and struck out five to bounce back from his only loss of the season. Jason Adam pitched the ninth for his ninth save.
After watching the Red Sox rob Luke Raley and Francisco Mejia early, Tampa scored three in the fifth inning against starter Brayan Bello (3-4) to break a scoreless tie. Raley started the rally with a line drive double high off the Green Monster. Manuel Margot and Mejia followed with RBI singles, and Josh Lowe drove in another when he beat the relay on a potential double play groundout with the bases loaded. MARLINS 9, ROYALS 6 >> Luis Arraez had three hits to raise his major leagueleading batting average to .399, and Miami beat Kansas City.
Arraez drove in two runs for the Marlins, who erased an early four-run deficit and won their fourth straight game. Bryan De La Cruz hit his eighth homer, while Jon Berti, Nick Fortes and Joey Wendle had two hits apiece.
Braxton Garrett (2-2) overcame a difficult start and completed five innings of four-run ball. The lefthander gave up six hits and struck out six.
Arraez’s RBI single capped a four-run fourth and put Miami ahead 6-4. Berti hit a two-run triple and Jonathan Davis followed with an RBI double as the Marlins got five consecutive hits against reliever Mike Mayers (1-1) with two outs.
PIRATES 5, ATHLETICS 4 >>
Andrew McCutchen’s tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning lifted Pittsburgh its sixth straight win and sent Oakland to its record-tying 15th consecutive road loss.
The 15 straight defeats away from home matched the Athletics’ record since they moved from Kansas City in 1968. Oakland set that mark in 1986. The major league-worst Athletics (12-50) have lost five games in a row overall. They are on pace to finish the season exactly 100 games under .500 at 31-131.
McCutchen also singled and drew three walks to go with two RBIs. The 2013 NL MVP now has 1,998 career hits.
With the score tied at 4, Ji Hwan Bae led off the decisive eighth inning with a single off Sam Moll (0- 3) and advanced to third on Austin Hedges’ one-out single. McCutchen’s sac fly plated Bae.
Angel Perdomo (1-0) retired both hitters he faced. and Colin Holdeman pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his first career save. It was an eventful inning for Holderman as the first three batters reached base, but he struck out Carlos Perez with runners on the corners to end it.
Corey Julks hit his first career grand slam, Brandon Bielak matched his career high by pitching 6 2/3 innings and Houston Astros used a season-high 19 hits to beat Toronto.
Yordan Alvarez and Kyle Tucker hit solo homers and Jake Meyers added a tworun blast as the Astros won for the eighth time in 11 games. Houston has won 19 of 25. Astros catcher Yainer Diaz had four hits, including two doubles.
Bielak (3-2) allowed three runs and 10 hits in winning for the third time in four starts. He walked one and struck out two.