MLB roundup: Lyles comes within 5 outs of Padres 1st perfect game
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Right-hander Jordan Lyles came within five outs of the first perfect game in San Diego Padres history before allowing a single to Trevor Story in a 4-0 victory against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday.
Lyles (1-1), who moved into the rotation last week, retired the first 22 Rockies batters before Story’s single with one out in the eighth inning landed just in front of left fielder Franchy Cordero.
Lyles then walked Pat Valaika and made way for Kirby Yates after 85 pitches. Lyles matched his career high with 10 strikeouts. The Rockies hit only two balls out of the infield before Story singled.
San Diego is the only major league that is without a no-hitter. The Padres have played 7,858 games since their expansion season of 1969.
MARLINS 4, DODGERS 2
MIAMI (AP) — Los Angeles went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position against Wei-Yin Chen and four relievers and were beaten by a last-place team for the fifth straight game, losing to Miami.
Los Angeles managed only five hits after being swept in a four-game series at home by woeful Cincinnati.
Chen, who came into the game with an ERA of 10.22, allowed no runs but departed after 4 1/3 innings and 83 pitches. Nick Wittgren (2-0) replaced him and worked 1 2/3 perfect innings to lower his ERA to 0.69.
TIGERS 9, INDIANS 8
DETROIT (AP) — JaCoby Jones homered and doubled, and Detroit rallied against Andrew Miller during a five-run seventh inning to beat Cleveland.
The Indians led 4-0 and 8-4 before Detroit’s breakthrough seventh for its third straight win. Miller (1-2) allowed two inherited runners to score, then allowed two runs of his own. He faced six batters, giving up two doubles and three walks while getting one out.
CUBS 3, BRAVES 2
ATLANTA (AP) — Cubs catcher Willson Contreras helped Chicago throw out two runners at home plate and another at third base before rallying for two runs in the ninth inning, pulling off a stunning victory over Atlanta.
After Ronald Acuna Jr. broke a 1-1 tie with a mammoth homer in the eighth, the Cubs bounced back against closer Arodys Vizcaino.