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Peterson Ks 10, McCann homers as Mets beat Phils again, 5-1
NEW YORK — David Peterson matched a career high with 10 strikeouts in six dominant innings and batterymate James McCann hit his first home run with the Mets, sending New York past the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 on Wednesday night for its third straight win. McCann had three hits, including a two-run homer in the eighth. Brandon Nimmo and Dominic Smith also got three hits apiece, and Francisco Lindor scored twice. Peterson (1-1) outpitched former Mets starter Zack Wheeler, allowing only two hits and rebounding nicely from a rough outing in Philadelphia last week. The second-year lefty solved the NL East rival Phillies after entering with a 16.
ST. LOUIS — Zack Wheeler took a one-hit shutout into the ninth inning and Rhys Hoskins homered twice as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Monday night.
Hoskins’ seventh career multi-homer game and second this season helped the Phillies improve to 3-1 against St. Louis.
Wheeler (2-2) struck out nine and edged Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright in a classic pitchers’ duel that took just 2 hours, 22 minutes.
“I don’t think you’re going to see it that often. ... It was cool to see an old-fashioned ballgame,” Phillies manager Joe Girardi said. “It was neat to watch.”
Chicago White Sox's Carlos Rodon throws MLB's second no-hitter of 2021
Just five days after Joe Musgrove threw the first no-hitter of the 2021 season, Chicago White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon threw the second vs. Cleveland."That was awesome. A whole team effort," he told NBC Sports Chicago after the game. "I can't believe it. I can't.
Wheeler retired his first 14 batters until Paul DeJong’s opposite-field single to right ended the streak in the fifth.
“When the command is there, it makes it easier,” Wheeler said. “Me and J.T. (Realmuto) were on the same page. It was a lot of fun.”
The right-hander helped himself with some quick thinking in the sixth. After a walk to Justin Williams opened the inning, Wainwright popped up a bunt.
Instead of catching it on the fly, Wheeler allowed the ball to fall at his feet. He picked it up and started a 1-6-4 double play to end the threat.
“You could see how uncomfortable their hitters were,” Hoskins said. "A couple guys who did get on first said to me his stuff was exploding out of his hand. Huge performance by him.”
Wheeler was lifted after issuing a leadoff walk to Matt Carpenter in the ninth on his 114th pitch. Héctor Neris got the save, but not before Carpenter scored on a groundout by Dylan Carlson.
Molina homers twice to lead Cardinals past Phillies 9-4
PHILADELPHIA — Yadier Molina hit two home runs, doubled and drove in four runs, and Nolan Arenado and Paul DeJong also homered in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 9-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday. St. Louis won for just the second time in its last seven games while finding offence that had been missing in the defeats. The Cardinals averaged 2.6 runs in their last five losses. Rhys Hoskins had three hits and Alec Bohm drove in two runs for the Phillies, who played without Bryce Harper. The Phillies star outfielder sat out after waking up Saturday with tightness in his lower back.
The performance stopped a string of three rough outings by Wheeler in which he gave up 10 earned runs over 16 2/3 innings.
“When you have a couple subpar games, you want to get back out there on the right foot,” Wheeler said. “I wanted to get the W for us.”
Wainwright (0-3) tossed a complete game on 107 pitches, allowing six hits and striking out eight. His only costly mistakes came to Hoskins in the seventh and ninth as the Cardinals’ winning streak was snapped at three.
“I didn’t make any mistakes with my cutter until that last one to Rhys,” Wainwright said. “He’s not going to miss pitches like that and I gave him two cookies right over the middle of the plate.”
Wainwright was also the last Cardinals pitcher to take a loss after pitching a nine-inning complete game when he was on the short side of a 2-1 decision against the Dodgers almost 14 years ago, on Aug. 10, 2007.
Nola pitches 1st 9-inning shutout, Phillies beat Cards 2-0
PHILADELPHIA — Aaron Nola laughed when he said he was ready to fight if Phillies manager Joe Girardi didn't let him start the ninth inning. No rumble needed. “I knew he had never had a nine-inning shutout and that was important to him and that’s why I let him go,” Girardi said. Nola struck out 10 and threw a two-hitter for his first nine-inning shutout in the majors, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 2-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Bryce Harper homered and had three hits for the Phillies. Nola threw a pair of doubleheader-shortened complete games last season, including a shutout. But he never pitched into the ninth inning over his first 142 career starts.
“Still my favourite thing about pitching is being able to go out and get those last three outs,” Wainwright said. “Really hurting about that second run. We’re still playing right now if I don’t give up that second run.”
Williams saved a run with a diving catch on Alec Bohm’s drive toward right-centre to end the top of the seventh.
During batting practice, Phillies slugger Bryce Harper laced a line drive that hit another ball in midair as that one was being thrown in from the outfield.
Philadelphia selected the contract of OF Odúbel Herrera and optioned OF Mickey Moniak to the alternate training site. Herrera batted seventh and played in his first major league game since May 26, 2019, after serving an 85-game suspension for domestic violence. He did not play last year after being designated for assignment during the shortened season.
Phillies: LHP José Alvarado and LHP Matt Moore were activated off the injured list. LHP Bailey Falter and RHP Spencer Howard were optioned to the alternate site.
Cardinals: C Yadier Molina was back in the lineup after missing two games due to right foot soreness. ... RHP Miles Mikolas (right shoulder) threw two innings Sunday at the team’s alternate site.
The Phillies will start RHP Zach Eflin (1-0, 2.77 ERA) against RHP Carlos Martínez (0-4, 6.00) in the second of a four-game series Tuesday night. Eflin allowed two runs over seven innings in a 9-2 win against St. Louis on April 16. Martínez gave up six runs in the second inning of that game, but faced the minimum over his last three innings.
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Orioles' John Means tosses no-hitter vs. Mariners, loses perfect game on wild pitch .
Baltimore left-hander struck out 12 in tossing the Orioles' first individual no-hitter since Jim Palmer in 1969.The left-hander faced the minimum 27 Seattle Mariners in a 6-0 win, with the only runner reaching base on a wild pitch following a strikeout in the bottom of the third inning.