Kevin Millwood and five relievers combined on the third no-hitter in Seattle Mariners history, a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in interleague play on Friday.
It was the fourth no-hitter in the majors this season, joining gems by the Angels’ Jered Weaver, the Mets’ Johan Santana and White Sox right-hander Philip Humber, who threw a perfect game in Seattle in April.
This one was the least conventional, equaling the record for most pitchers in a no-hitter.
Kyle Seager drove in Ichiro Suzuki with a two-out single in the seventh. Stephen Pryor (1-0) earned his first major league win.
Millwood cruised through six innings, giving up only a walk. However, after throwing his first warmup pitch for the seventh, he felt a twinge in his groin and was pulled. Seattle’s bullpen finished the no-hitter when Tom Wilhelmsen retired Andre Ethier on a routine grounder to second base that ended the ninth inning.
NATIONALS 7, RED SOX 4
In Boston, Stephen Strasburg struck out 13 in six innings and Bryce Harper homered as Washington picked up the club’s first victory at Fenway Park. Harper hit a two-run shot in the fourth and an RBI single in the sixth as the club improved to 1-9 at Boston’s iconic home. The Montreal Expos dropped all six of their games at Fenway before moving to Washington.
RANGERS 5, GIANTS 0
In San Francisco, Craig Gentry had a career-high five hits and drove in two runs, while Matt Harrison pitched his third career shutout as Texas beat San Francisco in a rematch of the 2010 World Series.
Josh Hamilton and Ian Kinsler homered as Texas earned their first victory in San Francisco’s waterfront ballpark after an 0-11 start, including two during the memorable Fall Classic that went to the Giants.
In other interleague play, it was:
‧ Yankees 9, Mets 1
‧ Diamondbacks 8, Athletics 8
‧ Phillies 9, Orioles 6
‧ Pirates 4, Royals 2
‧ Reds 6, Tigers 5, 10 inns
‧ Astros 8, White Sox 3
‧ Rays 5, Marlins 1
‧ Braves 4, Blue Jays 3, 10 inns
‧ Indians 6, Cardinals 2
‧ Angels 7, Rockies 2
‧ Twins 8, Cubs 7, 10 inns
In National League play, it was:
‧ Brewers 9, Padres 5