>>Arrieta No-Hits Dodgers
Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta had taken no-hitters deep into games before, but he never had previously completed the feat. He did so Sunday night in Los Angeles, taking down the Dodgers, 2-0.
The only runners Arrieta allowed came via an error on second baseman Starlin Castro and a walk to Jimmy Rollins. Otherwise, Arrieta was perfect.
He struck out 12 batters, including his final three.
This was the first Cubs' no-hitter since Carlos Zambrano threw one in 2008. Overall, this is the Cubs' 14th no-hitter in franchise history, dating back to Larry Corcoran's three no-hitters in the 19th century.
>>Cardinals Beat Giants
Brandon Moss, Matt Carpenter and Mark Reynolds all hit home runs, Yadier Molina drove in two and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-5 on Sunday.
Jason Heyward added three hits and drove in a run for the Cardinals, who won for the seventh time in eight games. Greg Garcia also drove in a run.
Jaime Garcia (7-4) allowed season highs in hits (10) and runs (four) but was effective enough to improve to 4-0 over his past six starts. He did not walk a batter and struck out one, a season low.
Marlon Byrd celebrated his 38th birthday with a pair of doubles, a triple and four RBIs. Kelby Tomlinson also drove in a run for the Giants, who ended a 3-3 homestand.
Chris Heston gave up five runs on nine hits in his 3 2-3 innings of work. He did not walk a batter and struck out one, matching his season low.
Brandon Belt had four hits and Buster Posey collected three hits for the Giants. Nori Aoki had two.
Kevin Seigrist pitched the ninth for his sixth save.
Heyward was a home run shy of the cycle for the second straight Sunday. Piscotty finished the series 7 for 12 and with a seven-game hitting streak.
RHP John Lackey (11-8, 2.92) starts the series opener against the Nationals and LHP Gio Gonzalez (9-7, 4.11) on Monday night.
>>Sox Come Back, Stun Mariners
The Chicago White Sox have turned to several rookies during their lackluster season.
Third baseman Tyler Saladino took advantage of his opportunity Sunday with his first career game-ending hit.
He drove in the winning run with a single in the 11th inning and the Chicago White Sox rallied to beat the Seattle Mariners 6-5 on Sunday.
Alexei Ramirez singled and Tyler Flowers walked to start the rally before Ramirez advanced to third on Carlos Sanchez's flyout and scored on Saladino's hit off David Rollins (0-1).
David Robertson (6-3) struck out three in two innings for the victory as the teams split the four-game series.
The White Sox tied the game in the ninth on shortstop Brad Miller's throwing error to first on pinch hitter Sanchez's grounder. Trayce Thompson scored after he singled off Carson Smith and stole second.
Kyle Seager homered for the third straight game and drove in the go-ahead run on a single off Zach Duke in the eighth for the Mariners. Austin Jackson also had three hits, including a two-run home run and a triple.
The White Sox put two on in the bottom of the eighth, but pinch hitter Adam LaRoche flew out to end the inning. Manager Robin Ventura said he felt a left-handed batter had a better chance against right-hander Smith.
Melky Cabrera had four hits and tied the game for the White Sox with a leadoff home run, his ninth, in the seventh.
The White Sox tweaked their rotation so RHP Jeff Samardzija (8-11, 4.85 ERA) will likely not face the Royals. He is expected to instead start Thursday against the Twins in place of LHP John Danks, who will face the Royals on Friday. Against Kansas City, Danks is 2-2 with a 3.80 ERA while Samardzija is 0-3 with an 8.15 ERA. LHP Chris Sale will start the series opener against Minnesota on Tuesday, followed by LHP Carlos Rodon on Wednesday.