|Clayton Kershaw issued a first-inning walk on Thursday to ensure that he would not post a fourth straight outing with at least 10 strikeouts and no walks; it was about the only disappointing element to his latest masterwork: a three-hit shutout featuring 13 strikeouts.
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|Throwing 119 pitches (96 for strikes) against his former team, the Tigers, Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer tied the Major League record for strikeouts in nine innings. Scherzer's 20 K's came while he amassed 27 called strikes and 31 swings and misses. He did not issue a single walk.
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|In the Royals' 10-7 loss to the Yankees, Lorenzo Cain homered in the third, fifth and eighth innings to become the ninth player in franchise history to hit three long balls in a game.
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|In his 12th career outing, Steven Matz picked up his ninth career win as the Mets topped the Dodgers, 4-2. The lefty, who surrendered a pair of runs over six innings, is one of 11 hurlers since 1913 to have at least nine victories through 12 appearances.
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|Manny Machado homered twice on Sunday to help the Orioles to an 11-3 win over the Athletics. Machado's multihomer day gave him 24 extra-base hits over 30 team games, tied for the most for any Orioles player.
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|The Rockies and Giants played a quintessential Coors Field game … at AT&T Park. The two clubs combined for 24 runs and 33 hits (13 for extra bases) as Colorado topped San Francisco, 17-7.
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|In the Astros' 16-4 rout of the Twins, second baseman Jose Altuve, shortstop Carlos Correa and catcher Jason Castro each doubled and homered. This game marked the third in team history that three players had at least one double and one home run. The first game was played on Aug. 9, 2011 (J.D. Martinez, Brian Bogusevic and Jimmy Paredes), and the second contest came on Sept. 9, 2015 (Carlos Gomez, Colby Rasmus and Marwin Gonzalez).
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|Jake Arrieta limited the Pirates to two hits over seven scoreless innings in a 7-1 Cubs win. Arrieta is the eight pitcher in the live-ball era to win at least 17 consecutive decisions, and the first to do it since White Sox right-hander Jose Contreras won 17 in a row in 2005-06.
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|Mike Trout filled the box score -- four hits, two runs, three RBIs, a steal -- in the Angels' 8-5 loss to the Brewers. At the age of 24 years and 269 days, Trout has posted 37 games with multiple hits, runs and RBIs.
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|On Sunday, Clayton Kershaw hurled a three-hit shutout with 14 K's to defeat the Padres, 1-0. The lefty also drove in the Dodgers' only run, via a single in the third.
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|Jake Arrieta surrendered a hit to the first batter of the Cubs' 7-2 win over the Brewers and allowed a run in the fifth inning in a five-inning performance that yielded him his fifth victory of the season. The hit quickly ended Arrieta's bid to join Johnny Vander Meer (1938), who remains the only pitcher with back-to-back no-hitters. The run in the fifth inning ended Arrieta's streak of scoreless innings at home at 52 2/3.
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|Left-hander Jose Quintana (six innings, four hits) and three White Sox relievers combined on a four-hitter, as Chicago blanked Toronto, 4-0. Wednesday's performance lowered the team ERA to 2.24.
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|Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen homered three times in his team's 9-4 win over the Rockies. McCutchen, who had a three-homer effort in his 51st career game on Aug. 1, 2009, became the fourth player in franchise history to produce multiple three-homer games.
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|In the White Sox 7-5 win over the Blue Jays, 37-year-old Jimmy Rollins collected three hits (two singles and a double) and stole third base. Rollins is the oldest White Sox shortstop to have at least three hits (with one going for extra bases) and a steal since 41-year-old Luke Appling did this in 1948.
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|In Sunday's 9-0 win over the Reds on Sunday, Anthony Rizzo continued his recent homer surge, homering twice to reach eight for the year.
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|Jake Arrieta became the first pitcher to record a no-hitter in 2016 and the third pitcher in Cubs history to have multiple no-nos.
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|Allowing one run (unearned) over 6 2/3 innings, Drew Pomeranz set a career high with 10 strikeouts as the Padres defeated the Pirates, 8-2.
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|The Rays defeated the Red Sox, 3-0, in 10 innings at Fenway Park. Tampa Bay starter Drew Smyly set the tone by working eight innings of one-hit, 11-strikeout ball, becoming just the fourth left-hander since 1913 to face the Red Sox at Fenway and come away with a line that included no runs and at least 11 strikeouts, and the first since Randy Johnson in 1992.
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|In St. Louis, Cubs right-hander John Lackey worked seven scoreless innings and fanned 11 to improve to 3-0 on the year. Lackey last had a line that featured as many as 11 K's and no runs allowed on Sept. 21, 2008. At 37 years and 178 days old, he the oldest Cubs hurler since 1913 to have a line with these features, with the previous oldest being 31-year-old Pat Malone in 1934.
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|In Toronto's 5-3 win over Boston on Sunday, Jose Bautista doubled and homered. Consider the extraordinary turnaround in the career of this six-time All-Star.
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