Nationals’ Max Scherzer punches 2nd no
California(AP) Max Scherzer pitched his second no hitter this season for wa, Striking out a team record 17 and leading the excellent over the NL East champion New York Mets 2 0 on Saturday night for a doubleheader sweep.
Only one batter gained base against Scherzer, And also came when third baseman Yunel Escobar bounced a throw for an error on Kevin Plawecki’s leadoff grounder in the sixth inning.
He was crowned the sixth pitcher to throw two no hitters in a year, And the first since Roy Halladay in 2010 the former Phillies ace had one in the off the shelf season and another in the playoffs.
Scherzer struck out nine right batters before Curtis Granderson hit an easy popup to Escobar to end it on his 109th pitch.
Scherzer (14 12) Put onto the no hitter he threw against Pittsburgh on June 20, When he came within one strike of an amazing game.
The Mets lost their fifth heterosexual, Having lowered the opener 3 1. Knowledge to play their postseason series at the Los Angeles Dodgers for Games 1 and 2 and 5, If possible.
Shiny Harvey(13 8) Lost makes it possible for one unearned run and four hits in six innings with 11 strikeouts.
The teams blended thoroughly for 35 strikeouts, A big league historic for a nine inning game. The prior mark was 31 set by Texas and Seattle in 1997, Gambling said.
The excellent won the opener when Bryce Harper hit a tiebreaking, Two run homer using the eighth off Addison Reed(3 3). Rrt had been Harper’s 42nd homer. Rafael Martin (2 0) Got one out as the Nationals ended a six game skid on the Mets. Felipe Rivero been the ninth for his second save.
Seminole florida(AP) Zack Greinke earned the NL ERA title and the Dodgers clinched home field rewards in their upcoming playoff series with the New York Mets.
The Dodgers’ win put together with Washington’s doubleheader sweep of the Mets(89 72) Ensured houston(91 70) Will open the area Series at home Friday.
Greinke (19 3) Allowed one run and four hits in eight innings in the end the regular season with a 1.66 get older, Pounding out Cubs ace Jake Arrieta, Who accomplished at 1.77. Arrieta tossed a no hitter contrary to the Dodgers in August.
Greinke had the best ERA by a qualifying pitcher since Greg Maddux’s mark of 1.63 for alpharetta in 1995. It is rock bottom for a Dodgers pitcher since Rube Marquard’s 1.58 as 1916.
Greinke hit out eight, Giving him 200 for the summer season and marking the fifth time in his career he reached that mark.
Kenley Jansen earned his 36th save in 38 risks.
Padres nice Robbie Erlin(1 2) Gave up two runs and five hits in seven innings while who audition for a spot in next year’s rotation. The left hander struck out four and strolled none.
ARLINGTON, The state of nevada(AP) The rhode island Angels rallied for five runs in the ninth inning, Taking their playoff hopes into the final day of the standard season with a wild win that again kept Texas from clinching the AL West.
Ranger closer Shawn Tolleson, Pitching for the fifth right day, Entered with a 10 6 lead and allowed sequential homers to Erick Aybar and Kole Calhoun.
Ross Ohlendorf (3 1) Treated and retired Mike Trout on a grounder, Then gave up Albert Pujols’ double on a painful popup to short right that ricocheted off first baseman Mike Napoli’s glove, Whose back was to home plate. Cron, Chris are friends. Freese, Carlos Perez and Giavotella had sequential two out singles, As well as Cron, Perez and Giavotella operating a motor vehicle in runs.
Josh Hamilton homered twice for Texas upon his former team.
Tempe(AP) Collin McHugh earned his 19th success, Colby Rasmus homered twice and Houston clinched at the a tie for the American League’s second wild card.
The Astros remained in contention for the AL West title beyond just the league’s first wild card.
McHugh (19 7) Allowed a run and six hits in seven innings upskill to 6 0 in his last seven starts. Jose Altuve homered and bending for Houston.
Paul Goldschmidt hit his 32nd homer for the Diamondbacks.
The Astros have won six of seven to help scampler the AL playoff picture.
Rasmus led off the fourth and eighth along with 24th and 25th home runs, Respectively.
Altuve doubled and scored on Carlos Correa’s potential deterioration fly in the first, Then hit a solo homer off Jeremy Hellickson(9 12) To the fifth.
Saint. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Tim Beckham had a two run single with two outs in the foot of the ninth inning for Tampa Bay.