Chase Anderson took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers snapped the Arizona Diamondbacks' five-game winning streak with a 6-1 victory on Saturday. Anderson (3-1) struck out a career-high 11. The 29-year-old right-hander also walked three and threw a career-high 114 pitches. Nick Ahmed broke up the no-hitter with a sharply hit ball up the middle to start the eighth that deflected off second baseman Eric Sogard's glove. On Aug. 16, 2015, Ahmed blooped a single to right-center leading off the eighth inning for the Diamondbacks' first hit against Atlanta's Shelby Miller. Jett Bandy hit a three-run double off Zack Greinke (6-3) in the fourth. Jesus Aguilar homered and Domingo
Sometime in the next five days, before the calendar reaches June, Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner could take a significant step in his recovery from a sprained left shoulder — play catch. That sounds so simple, so pedestrian, but it’s welcome news for Bumgarner and the Giants. Bumgarner probably will play catch on this homestand, manager Bruce Bochy said Friday. That would mark Bumgarner’s first throws since he hurt the shoulder and bruised his ribs in a dirt-bike accident April 20 in Colorado. “That’s always a big step,” Bochy said before his team’s game against Atlanta. “I know it’s a step he’s looking forward to. I’m sure he’s getting antsy and a little tired of doing a lot of the rehab without
Max Scherzer was in fine form for the Washington Nationals in MLB, while Tim Adleman led the Cincinnati Reds. Scherzer struck out 13 batters while allowing just one run over 8.2 innings as the reigning National League (NL) Cy Young winner led the Nationals to a 5-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday. Bryce Harper crushed another home run – his 15th of the season – and is now batting a cool .340 after struggling to find first base last year.