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Yesterday, Kevin Millwood tossed six innings in against the Dodgers, but exited just before the seventh with groin issues. He had a no-hitter going, so Charlie Furbush (0.2 innings), Stephen Pryor (0.1 innings), Lucas Luetge (0.1 innings), Brandon League (0.2 innings) and Todd Wilhelmsen (1 inning) combined to finish out the job. It was the first combined no-hitter since Roy Oswalt (1 inning), Peter Munro (2.2 innings), Kirk Saarloos (1.1 innings), Brad Lidge (2 innings), Octavio Dotel (1 inning) and and Billy Wagner (1 inning) combined for a no-hitter back in 2003 against the Yankees. Oswalt exited due to injury after one inning, and Peter Munro's three walks were the only blemish that kept the game from being a perfect game. Yesterday, Millood walked one and Pryor walked two.
This Day in Baseball History
6/9/1963: The Houston Colt 45's (now the Astros) beat the Giants 3-0 in the first ever Sunday night game in major league history. Hal Brown tossed 6.1 shutout innings for the win.
The Draft was Monday, with shortstop Carlos Correa going first overall to the Astros, outfielder Byron Buxton going the Twins second overall, and pitcher Lucas Giolito ending with the Nationals 16th overall. The Nationals also took Skye Bolt in the 26th round.
The Mariners' Kevin Millwood combined with five relievers to no-hit the Dodgers.
The Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka will make his return today against the Nationals.
Tommy Lasorda was hospitalized with a heart-attack, but his condition was stabilized.
Padres were the first team to 40 losses.
Nationals (33-23) beat the Red Sox (29-29) 7-4.
Yankees (32-25) beat the Mets (32-27) 9-1.
Phillies (29-31) beat the Orioles (32-26) 9-6.
Mariners (27-33) beat the Dodgers (37-22) 1-0.
Rays (33-25) beat the Marlins (31-27) 5-1.
Braves (33-25) beat the Blue Jays (30-28) 4-3 (10 innings).
Angels (30-29) beat the Rockies (24-33) 7-2.
Top Scorer: Yankees beat the Mets 9-1, Phillies beat the Orioles 9-6, and Diamondbacks beat the A's 9-8.
AL East: Rays (33-25, .569 WPCT). AL Central: White Sox (32-26, .552). AL West: Rangers (34-25, .576).
NL East: Nationals (33-23, 589). NL Central: Reds (32-25, .561). NL West: Dodgers (37-22, .627).
AL Wild Cards: Yankees (32-25, .561) and Orioles (32-26, .552). NL Wild Cards: Braves (33-25, .569) and Giants (33-26, .559).
Bottom Team: Padres (19-40, .322). Longest Winning Streak: Braves, 5 games. Longest Losing Streak: Marlins, 4 games.
Offensive: AVG: Melky Cabrera (Giants), .364 (87-239). Home runs: Josh Hamilton (Rangers), 22. RBI: Josh Hamilton, 59. Stolen bases: Emilio Bonifacio (Marlins), 20.
Pitching: Wins: R.A. Dickey (Mets) and Lance Lynn (Cardinals), 9. K's: Stephen Strasburg (Nationals), 92. ERA: Brandon Beachy (Braves), 1.98 (77.1 innings, 17 earned runs). Saves: Chris Perez (Indians), 19.
Offensive: Torii Hunter (Angels): 3-5, 2 home runs (8), 6 RBI, 2 runs, AVG up .012 from .238 to .250, hitting streak to 3 games (5-12, .417 AVG).
Pitching: Hiroki Kuroda (Yankees): Win (5-6), 7 shutout innings, 1 hit, 1 walk, 7 K's (48), ERA drop: 0.36 runs from 3.82 to 3.46.
Worst Pitching Performance: Daniel Hudson (Diamondbacks): No-decision, 1.2 innings, 6 earned runs, 8 hits, no walks, 1 K (21), ERA jump: 1.41 runs from 4.65 to 6.06.
Teams followed in this update: Boston Red Sox, Washington Nationals, New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, Tampa Bay Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies
If your team is not included, please leave a comment.
HR: home runs. RBI: runs batted in. AVG: batting average. SB: stolen bases. ERA: earned run average. BAA: batting average against. K's: strikeouts. WPCT: winning percentage