Mariners toss Dodgers a no-hitter

AP, SEATTLE, Washington

Sun, Jun 10, 2012 - Page 19


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.


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.


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