For the seventh time this season, Major League Baseball had a no-hitter. But for the first time, more than one pitcher will get the credit.
Chicago Cubs starter Zach Davies, along with relievers Ryan Tepera, Andrew Chafin and Craig Kimbrel combined to no-hit the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Thursday night.
Davies threw the first six innings, Tepera the seventh, Chafin the eighth and then Kimbrel in the ninth to close out the no-hitter. The Dodgers did draw eight walks in the 4-0 Cubs win.
“I think they all needed to get a walk in, just to make my heart rate go up a little bit,” Cubs manager David Ross said.
“You get to the ninth, I don’t know I’ve been as nervous in a long time with a 4-0 lead and Craig Kimbrel on the mound as I was tonight.”
The season’s seventh no-hitter ties a modern-day MLB record for most in a single season.