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Kike Hernandez was removed from Sunday's game against the Cubs in the eight inning due to tightness in his hamstring.

Hernandez seemed to pull up lame as he crossed first base while trying to leg out an infield single in the eighth inning. No word yet on the severity of the injury, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him miss a game or two.
Aug 30 - 11:25 PM

Kris Bryant blasted a two-run homer off Alex Wood in the first inning on Sunday, powering the Cubs to a 2-0 victory over the Dodgers.

That proved to be more than enough offense to back an absolute gem spun by Jake Arrieta. Bryant finished the night 1-for-4 and is now slashing .260/.362/.477 with 21 homers and 79 RBI in his impressive rookie campaign.
Aug 30 - 10:52 PM

Joc Pederson helped contribute to the Dodgers offensive ineptitude on Sunday, going 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts as they were no-hit by Jake Arrieta.

It was the second time in the last nine days that the Dodgers were held hitless. Pederson has been an abomination at the plate since the calendar flipped to July, batting .147 (20-for-136) with 51 strikeouts.
Aug 30 - 10:52 PM

Alex Wood pitched well in a losing effort against the Cubs on Sunday, allowing just two runs on eight hits over his six innings.

Wood racked up seven strikeouts on the night while issuing one free pass. The only damage against him, and in the entire ballgame, came on a two-run homer off the bat of Kris Bryant in the first inning. He was simply out-dueled by Jake Arrieta who was brilliant on the other side of the diamond. He'll again go in search of his 10th victory when he takes the hill against the Padres in San Diego on Friday.
Aug 30 - 10:52 PM

Jake Arrieta made history on Sunday night in Los Angeles, pitching the first no-hitter of his big league career, striking out a season-high 12 over nine masterful innings against the Dodgers.

Arrieta needed 116 pitches to complete his masterpiece, striking out the side in the ninth inning to put an exclamation point on it. The Dodgers had just two base runners all night, one when Kike Hernandez reached on an error in the third, and the other when Jimmy Rollins walked in the sixth. It was the first no-hitter by a Cubs hurler since Carlos Zambrano accomplished the feat in 2008. Arrieta's gem was the sixth no-hitter in Major League Baseball this season, most recently done by Mike Fiers just nine days ago against these very same Dodgers. Arrieta has been unbelievable since mid-June, compiling a 1.07 ERA, 0.76 WHIP and 101/23 K/BB ratio over 101 innings in his last 14 starts. He'll look to continue his dominance of the National League on Saturday when he takes on the Diamondbacks at home.
Aug 30 - 10:52 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Blue Jays will name Mark Shapiro as their team president.

The official announcement could come as early as Monday. He'll replace long-time team president Paul Beeston who is retiring at the end of the season. Shapiro, who is currently functioning in the same role for the Indians, plans to keep Alex Anthopoulos as the team's general manager according to sources.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 30 - 8:47 PM

Giancarlo Stanton (hand) has been cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment and is targeting a return to the Marlins lineup on Friday.

Stanton has been on the shelf since late June after fracturing the hamate bone in his left hand. That type of injury has been known to sap a player's power in the past, so those hoping that he'll immediately return to the player that he was pre-injury may need to curb their optimism.
Source: MLB.com
Aug 30 - 8:28 PM

Marcus Semien came through with a two-out, two-run single off Brad Ziegler in the 11th inning on Sunday, propelling the Athletics to a 7-4 victory over the Diamondbacks.

Ziegler allowed a pair of singles then hit Josh Phegley to load the bases with two outs, setting the stage for Semien's clutch knock. The A's shortstop finished the contest 2-for-6 and is now slashing .253/.297/.390 with 34 RBI.
Aug 30 - 8:16 PM

Jesse Chavez lasted just five innings in Sunday's no-decision against the Diamondbacks, allowing three runs (one earned) on eight hits and a walk.

Chavez did manage to rack up six strikeouts on the afternoon. He danced in and out of trouble all day, with the only run charged to him coming on a David Peralta home run in the third inning. He'll carry a 3.93 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 128/42 K/BB ratio into Saturday's showdown against the Mariners.
Aug 30 - 8:16 PM

David Peralta went 3-for-4 and blasted his 14th home run of the season in a losing effort against the Athletics on Sunday.

His solo shot off A's starter Jesse Chavez gave the D'Backs a 3-2 lead in the third inning, and tied the game at 4-4 with a sacrifice fly in the ninth. Peralta is having a terrific year in the middle of the D'Backs lineup, slashing .304/.366/.520 with 14 bombs and 70 RBI.
Aug 30 - 8:16 PM

Allen Webster pitched well in a no-decision against the Athletics on Sunday, allowing three runs (one earned) on six hits over his five innings of work.

Webster struck out two on the afternoon while walking one. He gave up a pair of unearned runs in the third inning and was tagged for a solo homer by Stephen Vogt in the fourth, but that was the extent of the damage against him. It's unclear if he'll draw another turn through the rotation, if he does he would be lined up to take on the Cubs in Chicago on Friday.
Aug 30 - 8:15 PM

Marlon Byrd went 3-for-4 with an RBI triple, a pair of RBI doubles and four total RBI in Sunday's 7-5 loss to the Cardinals.

Byrd hit a two-run double off Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia in the first inning, then drove home another run with a double in the sixth. Plus an RBI triple in the eighth, to finish out the game with four RBI. Since joining the Giants, he's 10-for-36 with three homers and 14 RBI in just nine games.
Aug 30 - 7:23 PM

Jason Heyward went 3-for-5 with an RBI triple, a double and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Lovely game from Heyward, who was off to the races with an RBI triple against Giants starter Chris Heston in the first inning. After a dreadful April, he's been everything the Cardinals could have hoped for when they traded for him in the off-season, as he now maintains a .291/.349/.442 triple-slash with 11 homers, 48 RBI and 20 steals.
Aug 30 - 7:19 PM

Jaime Garcia earned the win in Sunday's victory of the Giants, allowing four runs on 10 hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Garcia might have improved to 7-5 with the win, but this wasn't one of his better starts. He kept the Giants in the game by allowing a pair of runs in the first and another pair in the sixth. For the afternoon, he struck out just one batter. Sunday's sketchy outing aside, the 29-year-old southpaw owns a cool 2.03 ERA and 0.93 WHIP over 14 starts. He'll tango with the Pirates in an upcoming home start.
Aug 30 - 7:15 PM

Chris Heston was lit up in his return to the Giant rotation on Sunday, allowing five runs on nine hits over 3 2/3 innings in a loss to the Cardinals.

Heston struck out just one. A three-run first inning put him in an early hole and he was never able to work his way back from that. With Matt Cain injured, Heston slots back into the rotation and returns to his 3.56 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 111/48 K/BB ratio over 149 1/3 innings. Up next on his schedule, a road start against the Rockies.
Aug 30 - 7:15 PM



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