Giolito of White Sox throws a no-hitter


    Lucas Giolito pitched the first no-hitter of the pandemic-delayed major league season, striking out 13 and permitting just one runner in leading the Chicago White Sox over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 Tuesday.

    Only a four-pitch walk to Erik Gonzalez leading off the fourth got in Giolito’s way of perfection. The right-hander threw 101 pitches.

    « I’ve been working for this type of game for a while now and it’s really cool that we got it done, » he said.

    Red Sox 9, Blue Jays 7: Rafael Devers hit a go-ahead three-run triple to highlight Boston’s six-run sixth inning to rally from a 4-0 deficit. Xander Bogaerts had three hits, and Mitch Moreland and Jackie Bradley Jr. each had two RBIs for Boston, which has won four of six. Teoscar Hernandez hit his 11th homer for Toronto. Phillips Valdez (1-0) worked 12/3 innings and picked up his first major league win.

    Rays 4, Orioles 2: Tyler Glasnow struck out a career-high 13 over seven innings, including nine of his final 10 batters. Hunter Renfroe and Manuel Margot hit back-to-back homers for Tampa Bay, which has won eight of 10. Renato Nunez homered for Baltimore while Anthony Santander had his 18-game hitting streak snapped.

    Indians 4, Twins 2: Shane Bieber struck out 10 and Francisco Lindor hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth to rally Cleveland.

    Phillies 8, Nationals 3: J.T. Realmuto hit a three-run homer, and Jake Arrieta pitched five strong innings before a rain delay of more than an hour ended his night for Philadelphia. Trea Turner and Adam Eaton homered for the Nats.

    Tigers 7, Cubs 1: Jonathan Schoop hit a grand slam in a five-run sixth for Detroit. Willson Contreras homered for Chicago.

    Brewers 3, Reds 2: Brandon Woodruff pitched six strong innings, and Orlando Arcia snapped a 2-for-21 stretch with a go-ahead base hit in the fourth for Milwaukee.

    A’s 10, Rangers 3: Matt Olson and Marcus Semien connected on two-run homers, and Stephen Piscotty lined a bases-clearing double for Oakland.

    Astros 6-5, Angels 3-12: Rookie Cristian Javier threw well into the sixth inning and Jack Mayfield’s two-run single capped a five-run first inning as Houston took the opener of a doubleheader. Tommy La Stella homered for the Angels. In Game 2, Brian Goodwin drove in three runs as the Angels snapped a three-game skid.

    Yankees: New York placed left-hander Luis Avilan on the 10-day injured list with shoulder inflammation. The team also recalled infielder-outfielder Miguel Andujar and right-hander Brooks Kriske from its alternate training site.

    Notes: Indians manager Terry Francona had a stent inserted due to blood clotting problems. There is no timetable for his return. … Indians starter Mike Clevinger will pitch Wednesday for the first time since breaking team rules and MLB COVID-19 protocols and being demoted for 10 days. … Baltimore placed left-hander Wade LeBlanc on the 60-day injured list with a season-ending elbow problem.


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