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HOUSTON — Yuli Gurriel homered and tied a career high with four hits while driving in four runs to lead the Houston Astros to a 10-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. Carlos Correa added a two-run homer and José Urquidy (3-2) pitched seven strong innings to help the Astros to their second consecutive victory after they lost their previous three games. Urquidy allowed four hits and two runs for his third straight win after opening the season by losing two decisions. “He gave up the two home runs, but other than that he was masterful," Astros manager Dusty Baker said. “He had an outstanding changeup. He has been using his changeup more and that keeps them off his fastball." Gurriel, who hit a two-run homer in the fifth, is having a great season and leads the Astros in hits (39) and RBIs (24). “I’m having a lot of fun," Gurriel said in Spanish through a translator. “I’m just glad I’m helping the team win. To be able to do that makes me feel really good." Bo Bichette put the Blue Jays up early with a solo homer to left field with one out in the first. Gurriel singled to start Houston’s second before Correa knocked a homer off the foul pole in left field to put the Astros up 2-1. The bases were loaded with two outs in the inning when Blue Jays starter Ross Stripling (0-2) walked Alex Bregman to make it 3-1. “The one thing that he did he kept us in the game with no command," Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo said of Stripling. “We have to keep him in there because we don’t have enough pitching to cover that many innings. He's got to give us more than that, but he deserves credit for keeping us in the game." There was one out in the third when Danny Jansen connected off Urquidy on his second home run this season to cut the lead to 3-2. The Astros were up by 3-2 with one out in the fifth when Gurriel hit his two-run shot off Tim Mayza. Stripling allowed six hits and three runs in 3 2/3 innings to remain winless in four starts with the Blue Jays this season. “These guys, they’re really good," Stripling said. “They command the zone well and they made me work." Gurriel, who also singled in the third, added an RBI single on a grounder in the seventh to push the lead to 6-2. Kyle Tucker’s RBI double later in the inning left Houston up 7-2. Gurriel drove in another run with a sacrifice fly in Houston's three-run eighth. Teoscar Hernández hit his third homer this season, a two-run shot that cut the lead to 10-4 in the ninth. TRAINER’S ROOM Blue Jays: Placed INF Joe Panik on the 10-day injured list with a strained left calf, retroactive to Thursday. 1B/DH Rowdy Tellez was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo to take his spot on the roster. ... Reliever Rafael Dolis left the game with right calf tightness and Montoyo said he will get an MRI on Saturday. Astros: Ace Justin Verlander said he’s progressing well in his recovery from Tommy John surgery in October, but it’s too soon to set a timetable for his return. ... LHP Framber Valdez, who fractured his left ring finger on March 2, threw live batting practice Friday for the first time since his injury. Manager Dusty Baker is pleased with his progress, but said it will still be several weeks before he’s ready to rejoin the team. WELCOME BACK Toronto outfielder George Springer received a warm welcome in his first trip to Houston since signing with the Blue Jays this off-season. Springer was with the team on Friday despite being on the injured list with a strained right quad. He was honoured before the game with a highlight video from his time with the Astros. As it ended he emerged from the dugout and tipped his hat to acknowledge the fans as they gave him a standing ovation. Springer was drafted by Houston in the first round in 2011 and spent the first seven years of his career with the team. He was named MVP of the 2017 World Series, won two Silver Slugger awards and was named to the All-Star team three times during his tenure with the Astros. UP NEXT Toronto left-hander Steven Matz (4-2, 4.78 ERA) opposes Cristian Javier (3-0, 1.75) when the series continues Saturday night. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Kristie Rieken, The Associated Press
CLEVELAND — Wade Miley's 4-year-old son, Jeb, convinced him to put a temporary tattoo of the Hulk on his left forearm for his start against the Indians. He might need to get some permanent ink. "I got no muscles at all,” Miley said, smiling. “Maybe this gave me some strength.” Miley pitched like a super hero. The Cincinnati left-hander tossed baseball's second no-hitter in three days — and fourth already this season — leading the Reds to a 3-0 win Friday night over the Cleveland Indians, who were no-hit for the second time in a month. Miley (4-2) relied on breaking pitches and his experience of 11-plus major league seasons to baffle the Indians and throw Cincinnati's 17th no-hitter and first since Homer Bailey in 2013. “It's so far-fetched," the 34-year-old said. “I'm speechless. It still hasn't sunk in.” The easy-going Miley said he shook off an 83-minute rain delay to start the game by “goofing off” in the clubhouse and then followed Baltimore's John Means, who no-hit Seattle on Wednesday, to continue an early run of pitching gems in 2021 — quickly becoming the Year of the No-No. Miley’s joined the ’21 no-hitter club that was started by San Diego’s Joe Musgrove who threw the first in Padres’ history on April 9. Five days later, Chicago White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodón blanked the Indians, just missing a perfect game when he hit a batter in the ninth inning. Arizona’s Madison Bumgarner pitched a seven-inning no-hitter against Atlanta on April 25, but that one isn’t recognized as official because it didn’t go nine innings. This is the earliest in a calendar year there have been four no-hitters since 1917, when the fourth was thrown on May 5 and the fifth on May 6. It’s no wonder, with hitters entering Friday batting a record-low .233 this season. Miley was in control from the start. He coasted through five innings and carried a perfect game into the sixth, when he began to realize history could be made. One of the team's most popular players, Miley said the zeros on the scoreboard quickly made him an outcast in Cincinnati's dugout. “All my buddies left me,” he said with a laugh. “I don’t like that. I don’t like thinking about pitching. I want to talk about something else, talk about fishing, talk about hitting, There was nobody to talk to.” In the ninth, Miley retired pinch-hitter René Rivera on a lazy fly to right, struck out César Hernández and then retired Jordan Luplow on a grounder to third before he was mobbed by the Reds, who encircled him and danced across the grass. “I will never forget that,” Reds manager David Bell said. “I will never forget the look on Wade's face. I'm so glad he's enjoying every moment.” For their part, the Indians joined a dubious list by becoming the 16th team to be no-hit twice in the same season. It most recently happened to Seattle in 2019. Miley walked one and struck out eight on 114 pitches. “He kept us off balance,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “He touched 90 (mph) once tonight, but he put on a clinic. I mean he cut the ball in on the righties, threw a changeup, threw a four-seamer in, he just went back and forth.” While Miley was blanking the Indians, Zach Plesac did the same to the Reds for eight innings before Cincinnati pushed three runs across in the ninth, helped by closer Emmanuel Clase's throwing error and a balk. The Reds got a pair of singles before Clase (2-1) fielded an infield tapper and threw wide of second base, allowing Nick Senzel to score from second. Then, with runners at the corners, Clase began his windup before stopping and tried to throw to second. Mike Moustakas, starting at first for the injured Joey Votto, followed with an RBI single to make it 3-0 and give Miley, who battled injuries last season after joining the Reds, more cushion — but also more time to think about it in the dugout. “That's probably when I felt it the most,” said the Louisianan, who got emotional afterward while thinking of family back home. “We scratched across three runs and it was going kind of slow. I didn't want to throw in the hallway because I was pretty tired, but at the same time I wanted to stay loose. But I was able to get three pretty quick ones.” Miley came in just 1-4 in eight career starts against the Indians, who were batting only .213 as a team. But Cleveland has been as hot as any team, riding a five-game winning streak and winning nine of 11 to take over first in the AL Central. Working quickly on a cool, damp night, Miley made fast work of the Indians. He coasted through five innings and didn't allow a baserunner until the sixth, when Cleveland's Amed Rosario reached on second baseman Senzel’s fielding error and then went to second on his throwing error. Miley also allowed a walk in the inning, but regrouped by getting Luplow on a liner to left. Franmil Reyes came the closest to getting a hit for the Indians, but his hard smash in the fifth inning was right at shortstop Kyle Farmer, who knocked it down and had plenty of time to throw out the slow-footed slugger. When it ended, the delighted Reds jumped in a circle around Miley, who has pitched for Houston, Milwaukee, Baltimore, Seattle, Boston and Arizona but feels at home in Cincinnati. “I don't know that I've ever been a part of anything where it was this joyful and truly authentically happy for one player,” Bell said. “What an incredible performance.” DOWN TIME The Indians will be without starting catcher Roberto Pérez for at least two months after he had surgery to fix a fractured ring finger. Pérez had three pins inserted into the finger, which he hurt in a game on April 14. The 32-year-old is one of baseball's best defensive catchers, and the team will miss him handling its strong pitching staff. HEY, ALBERT With the Reds missing Votto, and the Indians getting little production from their Yu Chang-Jake Bauers platoon at first base, Albert Pujols would seem like a possibility for either club. The slugger was released earlier this week by the Los Angeles Angels. However, Bell said Pujols “is not something we've discussed. We believe in the guys that we have.” And while Pujols would be an offensive upgrade, the Indians prefer to give their young players as many at-bats as possible. MEMORY LANE The Reds erupted in cheers while stretching before batting practice when Tyler Naquin's unforgettable inside-the-park homer in 2016 was shown on the stadium scoreboard. Naquin, who played five seasons in Cleveland before signing with Cincinnati this winter, punctuated his 360-foot dash with a headfirst slide into home plate and fist pump. UP NEXT Aaron Civale (4-0) starts for the Indians against Luis Castillo (1-3), who has lost both of his previous starts against Cleveland. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Tom Withers, The Associated Press
CLEVELAND — Wade Miley pitched baseball’s second no-hitter in three days — and fourth already this season — leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 win Friday night over the Cleveland Indians, who were no-hit for the second time in a month. Miley (4-2) relied on breaking pitches and his experience of 11-plus major league seasons to baffle the Indians and throw Cincinnati’s first no-hitter since Homer Bailey in 2013. The left-hander shook off an 83-minute rain delay to start the game and followed Baltimore’s John Means, who no-hit Seattle on Wednesday,. Joe Musgrove threw San Diego's first no-hotter on April 9. Five days later, Chicago White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodón blanked the Indians. Arizona’s Madison Bumgarner pitched a seven-inning no-hitter against Atlanta on April 25, but that one isn’t recognized as official because it didn’t go nine innings. This is the earliest in a calendar year there have been four no-hitters since 1917, when the fourth was thrown on May 5 and the fifth on May 6. Miley walked one and struck out eight on 114 pitches. Cincinnati pushed three runs across in the ninth, when Emmanuel Clase (2-1) had a run-scoring throwing error and a run-scoring balk, and Mike Moustakas singled in a run. CARDINALS 5, ROCKIES 0 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jack Flaherty (6-0) hit his first career home run in his 117th at-bat and became the major leagues’ first six-game winner, allowing three hits in seven innings. Nolan Arenado went 2-for-4 in his first game against the Rockies since Colorado traded the five-time All-Star to St. Louis on Feb. 1. Arenado doubled against Austin Gomber (2-4), one of the players he was traded for. Harrison Bader hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the third. NATIONALS 11, YANKEES 4 NEW YORK (AP) — Washington burst ahead in a six-run eighth inning that included three errors and Josh Harrison’s three-run homer, and the Nationals stopped a three-game skid. With the score tied at 3, Yadiel Hernández lined a single against Jonathan Loaisiga (3-2) that right fielder Aaron Judge allowed to bounced off his glove for his first error since Sept. 30, 2018. Third baseman DJ LeMahieu made a throwing error on Victor Robles' sacrifice, Trea Turner hit a go-ahead single and Harrison homered for a 7-3 lead. Kyle Schwarber hit a run-scoring single off Luis Cessa and shortstop Gleyber Torres allowed Yan Gomes’ grounder to bounced past his glove for a run-scoring error. Kyle Finnegan (2-0) pitched a scoreless seventh for the win. PHILLIES 12, BRAVES 2 ATLANTA (AP) — Odúbel Herrera hit a three-run homer in Philadelphia’s six-run first inning and the Phillies set season highs for runs and hits (16) as they won their fifth straight. J.T. Realmuto had three hits, including a two-run homer, and Jean Segura drove in two runs with four hits. Attendance was 38,952 as the Braves allowed 100% capacity for the first time since before the coronavirus pandemic. Zach Eflin (2-1) allowed two runs and five hits in 6 2/3 innings with eight strikeouts. Charlie Morton (2-2) got just two outs but all six runs he allowed were unearned due to a passed ball by rookie William Contreras that allowed Rhys Hoskins to reach on a strikeout. MARLINS 6, BREWERS 1 MIAMI (AP) — Isan Díaz hit his first career grand slam, a third-inning drive off Patrick Weigel. Miguel Rojas had two hits and scored three times for the Marlins, who have won four straight. Milwaukee lost its sixth straight and fell to 0-5 on its seven-game trip. Trevor Rogers (4-2) gave up one run and four hits in five innings. Milwaukee starter Brent Suter (2-2) left because of a cramp in his right calf after surrendering Garrett Cooper’s one-out single in the third. CUBS 3, PIRATES 2 CHICAGO (AP) — Zach Davies (2-2) allowed five hits in seven scoreless innings, and Rex Brothers retired Bryan Reynolds on a bases-loaded flyout for his first save since Sept. 29, 2013. Joc Pederson had three hits and an RBI for Chicago, which has won four straight. Pittsburgh has lost seven of eight and is last in the NL Central at 13-18. Trevor Cahill (1-4) allowed three runs — two earned — and eight hits in five innings. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
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