Four Chicago Cubs pitchers, Zach Davies, Ryan Tepera, Andrew Chafin and Craig Kimbrel combined to no-hit the Los Angeles Dodgers, 4-0. The no-hitter was the seventh in MLB this season, which ties a record since they moved the mound back to sixty-feet, six-inches. It was also the first combined no-hitter in Cubs history.
It was not a pretty no-hitter, as the Cubs walked eight batters in this game. But thanks to clutch defense and pitching, no Dodger reached through a hit.
Starter Zach Davies pitched the first six innings. He worked the corners and walked five and struck out four. Manager David Ross pulled Davies after six innings and 94 pitches. As the Cubs bullpen has done many times this season to finish out a win, Ryan Tepera pitched the seventh, Andrew Chafin pitched the eighth and Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth. All three relievers walked one batter. Kimbrel struck out the three other batters he faced.
The no-hitter was the Cubs first since Alec Mills no-hit the Brewers in Milwaukee on September 13 of last year. It was the first time that the Dodgers have been no-hit since Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta did it at Dodger Stadium on August 30, 2015.
It was the 17th no-hitter in Cubs history. The previous 16 were all done by one pitcher.
Al will have a full recap of this game tomorrow morning.