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MLB roundup: Five Mets pitchers combine to no-hit Phils

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Apr 29, 2022; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) and starting pitcher Max Scherzer (21) celebrate a combined no-hitter with other teammates after a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Jessica Alcheh-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jessica Alcheh-USA TODAY Sports

Tylor Megill and four relievers combined on the second no-hitter in team history as the host New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 on Friday night.

Johan Santana threw the Mets’ only previous no-hitter on June 1, 2012, when he struck out eight in an 8-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Mets threw 159 pitches — the most ever thrown in a nine-inning no-hitter — while striking out 12 and walking six. It was the first no-hitter of this season in the majors.

Megill threw 88 pitches in five innings. He issued two of his three walks to Kyle Schwarber and struck out five but was pulled due to several long counts.

Drew Smith, Joely Rodriguez, Seth Lugo and Edwin Diaz completed the no-hitter, Diaz striking out Bryce Harper, Nick Castellanos and J.T. Realmuto in the ninth for his fourth save in five chances to complete the 17th combined no-hitter in major league history.

Astros 11, Blue Jays 7

Alex Bregman, Jeremy Pena and Yordan Alvarez smacked home runs and Houston slugged its way past host Toronto.

Pena and Alvarez homered in the Astros’ five-run sixth inning to extend their tenuous 5-4 lead. Bregman and Alvarez scored three times each, and Alvarez and Yuli Gurriel notched three hits apiece. Starter Jose Urquidy (2-1) worked five innings, allowing four runs on seven hits and one walk with six strikeouts.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his sixth homer of the season, a three-run shot, for Toronto. Matt Chapman also homered and drove in two runs, and Raimel Tapia had four hits. Reliever Trent Thornton (0-2) took the loss. He allowed one run on two hits in 1 2/3 innings.

Guardians 9, A’s 8

Josh Naylor belted a go-ahead, two-run homer and Andres Gimenez hit his first career grand slam to help Cleveland snap a seven-game losing streak with a victory at Oakland.

Jose Ramirez added three RBIs on a solo shot and a two-run double while reaching base four times and scoring three runs. Ramirez, who played in his 1,000th game with the franchise, has a major-league-best 28 RBIs. Gimenez and Myles Straw each had three hits for the Guardians.

Sheldon Neuse had three hits and three RBIs and Sean Murphy smacked a three-run homer for the A’s, who have lost four of their past six games.

Yankees 12, Royals 2

New York hit four home runs, including a three-run blast by Aaron Judge to break open a close game in the seventh, as the Yankees defeated host Kansas City in a game shortened to eight innings by rain.

The Yankees, who lead the majors with 29 home runs, extended their winning streak to seven games. Nestor Cortes (1-0) picked up the win. He allowed two runs (one earned) on eight hits in five innings.

Losing pitcher Kris Bubic (0-2) surrendered three runs on four hits in five innings with no walks and three strikeouts.

Diamondbacks 6, Cardinals 2

Arizona left-hander Madison Bumgarner allowed one run in five innings and Daulton Varsho had two hits and an RBI in a win over host St. Louis.

Bumgarner (1-1) settled down after giving up a home run to Paul Goldschmidt on a 12-pitch at-bat with one out in the first inning. Bumgarner allowed three hits with two strikeouts and a walk. He has a 1.17 ERA through five starts this season.

The Diamondbacks took a 2-1 lead in the third inning against 17-year veteran Adam Wainwright (2-3), who allowed three runs and four hits in six innings with five walks and four strikeouts for the Cardinals.

Brewers 11, Cubs 1

Hunter Renfroe hit two of Milwaukee’s six home runs and Adrian Houser pitched six shutout innings to open a three-game home series against rival Chicago with an easy win.

The Brewers never trailed en route to their fourth straight win, with Jace Peterson going deep in a three-run second and Andrew McCutchen hitting his second in two days in the third. Christian Yelich and Willy Adames also homered for Milwaukee.

Houser (2-2) limited the Cubs to two hits in his six innings. He walked three and struck out six. Chicago starter Kyle Hendricks (1-2) was gone after 4 1/3 innings, pounded for six runs and seven hits. He walked two and struck out two.

Angels 5, White Sox 1

Taylor Ward homered on the second pitch of the game and finished with three hits, Shohei Ohtani also homered, and seven Los Angeles pitchers combined on a three-hitter in Chicago.

Los Angeles right-hander Noah Syndergaard was scratched from his scheduled start due to an undisclosed illness, prompting manager Joe Maddon to open the game with reliever Jimmy Herget, who allowed one run and one hit in three innings with two strikeouts.

Austin Warren (2-0) earned the victory with two innings of perfect relief. Raisel Iglesias entered with two on and one out in the ninth to pick up his sixth save, working around a walk that loaded the bases to retire Luis Robert on a flyout to end the game.

Rays 6, Twins 1

Josh Lowe belted his first career home run in a four-run first inning as Tampa Bay ended Minnesota’s seven-game winning streak in the opener of a three-game series in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Corey Kluber (1-1) gave up one run and one hit across six innings for his first victory as a member of the Rays, who’ve won three games in a row and five of their last six. Kluber struck out six and didn’t walk a batter.

Twins starter Dylan Bundy (3-1) had allowed a total of one earned run in his first three games. He lasted six innings and was charged with six earned runs and seven hits despite striking out seven. Carlos Correa had two of Minnesota’s three hits and drove in the Twins’ run.

Marlins 8, Mariners 6

Jorge Soler and Miguel Rojas each drilled two-run home runs as host Miami won its sixth straight game by edging Seattle.

Soler’s homer was a monster blast, measured at 468 feet, and Miami’s Jesus Sanchez added a two-run single and a diving catch in center field. Elieser Hernandez (2-1) earned the win, allowing five hits, one walk and three runs in five innings.

Seattle, which lost its third straight game, was led by nine-hole hitter Luis Torrens, who drove in four runs, including a three-run double. Mariners right-hander Penn Murfee made his major league debut, pitching two scoreless innings in relief. Rookie Matt Brash (1-2) took the loss, allowing seven hits, two walks and six runs in two innings.

Padres 7, Pirates 3

Ha-Seong Kim, Jake Cronenworth and Trayce Thompson drove in two runs apiece and Yu Darvish pitched six innings despite being struck in the thigh by a 105-mph line drive as San Diego defeated host Pittsburgh.

The win stretched San Diego’s winning streak to four. Darvish (2-1) gave up three runs on eight hits and a walk with five strikeouts in six innings to get the win. Taylor Rogers entered with two on and one out in the ninth to get his eighth save.

Pirates starter Zach Thompson (0-3) gave up four runs on three hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings to take the loss. Daniel Vogelbach led Pittsburgh with two hits and two RBIs.

Red Sox 3, Orioles 1

Christian Arroyo hit a two-run home run as Boston opened a three-game series by handing host Baltimore its fifth straight loss.

Baltimore was limited to three hits before Ryan Mountcastle homered off Hansel Robles to lead off the ninth inning. Matt Strahm, who replaced Robles with two outs and a runner at second, walked Anthony Santander before striking out pinch hitter Chris Owings for his first career save.

Rich Hill yielded one hit over four-plus scoreless innings for Boston, which won for just the second time in its last seven games. Tanner Houck (2-1) earned the victory after allowing two hits over three scoreless frames.

Braves 6, Rangers 3

William Contreras hit two of Atlanta’s four home runs, the first multi-homer game of his career, in the win over Texas in Arlington, Texas.

Austin Riley hit a two-run homer and Travis Demeritte had an inside-the-park homer when the ball skipped past center fielder Adolis Garcia. Atlanta starter Ian Anderson (2-1) pitched six innings, allowing two runs on three hits, two walks and five strikeouts.

Garrett Richards (0-1) opened the game for Texas and allowed two runs in one inning before giving way to Spencer Howard, who gave up one run on two hits, two walks and three strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings. Garcia and Corey Seager blasted home runs for the Rangers.

Rockies 10, Reds 4

Ryan McMahon blasted a three-run homer and Antonio Senzatela allowed just one run in 6 1/3 innings to power Colorado to a victory over visiting Cincinnati in Denver.

McMahon went 1-for-4 with a walk while Senzatela (2-1) allowed the one earned run on seven hits with two walks and a strikeout.

The Rockies ended a four-game losing streak, while the Reds lost for the 17th time in their first 20 games.

Dodgers 5, Tigers 1

Justin Turner and Chris Taylor hit their first home runs of the season and host Los Angeles downed struggling Detroit.

Los Angeles’ Tyler Anderson (2-0) pitched the first five innings, allowing one run on five hits and one walk with three strikeouts. Evan Phillips, Phil Bickford, Brusdar Graterol and Reyes Moronta each tossed a single inning of scoreless relief, allowing just one hit and no walks overall while recording four strikeouts.

Detroit starter Tyler Alexander (0-3) lasted just 2 1/3 innings, giving up four runs on three hits, as his team’s losing streak extended to six games.

–Field Level Media