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Cubs' Arrieta Throws 2nd No-Hitter in Span of 11 Starts

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta tossed a no-hitter in Thursday's 16-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds, becoming just the second player ever to throw a pair of no-hitters without taking any losses in the time between, per ESPN Stats & Info. Arrieta 's other no-no occurred Aug. Show More Summary

Dodgers, Reds Joke About Jake Arrieta No-No Support Group on Twitter

Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta tossed his second career no-hitter Thursday, holding the Cincinnati Reds to just four walks in a 16-0 rout. The Los Angeles Dodgers, victims of Arrieta's first no-no back in 2015, reached out to the Reds via Twitter, and the ensuing interaction was hilarious: Arrieta is 4-0 on the year with a 0.87 ERA. Show More Summary

Playing Fact or Fiction with MLB's Most Shocking Records After Week 3

Last week, we said it was a fact that Minnesota wasn't as bad as its 0-9 record indicated. Lo and behold, the Twins have won five of their last seven games. While Baltimore has maintained its hold on first place in the American League...Show More Summary

Barry Bonds Returns to S.F. in New Uniform, Embracing Coaching Life

Barry Bonds needed San Francisco, back when he didn't really have anywhere else. He needed San Francisco, because nobody should have to deal with being hated everywhere. He still needs it now, even if so much of that hatred seems to have faded into history. "That's my home," Bonds said. Show More Summary

MLB Team of the Week: Jake Arrieta, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Bryce Harper Star

Here's the beauty of Bleacher Report's MLB Team of the Week: Big stars can and do make the cut (see: Harper, Bryce), but lesser-known names frequently slip in as well (see: Saltalamacchia, Jarrod). And, of course, there's always room for no-hitters (see: Arrieta, Jake). Remember, this isn't about career output or future projections. Show More Summary

Prospects on the Rise...

2 weeks agoBaseball / MLB : Scouting Book

These prospects have moved up in our composite rankings recently: Nomar Mazara (#8)... Joey Gallo (#11)... Jose De Leon (#15)... Lewis Brinson (#18)... Alex Bregman (#22)... Steven Matz (#29)... Kenta Maeda (#38)... Trevor Story (#40)... Show More Summary

And Prospects on the Fall...

2 weeks agoBaseball / MLB : Scouting Book

These prospects have moved down in our composite rankings recently: Jorge Alfaro (#123)... See our detailed prospect rankings for more info. (4/22/2016)

Jake Arrieta throws second career no-hitter as Cubs beat Reds

Arrieta (4-0) struck out six, walked four and allowed only six balls hit out of the infield.

Jake Arrieta's 2nd Career No-No Cements His Status as Baseball's Best Pitcher

There were doubters —critics and naysayers who said Jake Arrieta was destined for regression after his otherworldly 2015 campaign. Instead, the Chicago Cubs right-hander and reigning National League Cy Young Award winner has blastedShow More Summary

Jake Arrieta Throws No-Hitter vs. Reds: Stats, Highlights and Reaction

Jake Arrieta didn't have one no-hitter in his first 123 career starts. Now he has two in his last 11. The Chicago Cubs ace struck out six and spread out four walks over nine innings of work in Thursday's 16-0 blowout over the Cincinnati Reds. Show More Summary

Braves Players Reportedly May Complain to MLBPA Regarding Turner Field Infield

Atlanta Braves players are reportedly considering filing a complaint to the MLB Players Association about the infield at Turner Field as a means of forcing their club to improve the current conditions. Doug Padilla of ESPN.com reported the news Thursday, citing a source with knowledge of the situation. Show More Summary

Dodgers Ace Clayton Kershaw Lobs in 46 MPH Eephus Pitch vs. Braves

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw knows the key to pitching is changing speeds, but he took that to the extreme during Thursday afternoon’s game against the Atlanta Braves. On the first pitch of a fourth-inning matchup againstShow More Summary

Closer Watch Update: CIN

2 weeks agoBaseball / MLB : Scouting Book

Update: CIN -- We should have learned this in civics class: when everyone fails, that's called a committee. Cincinnati's bullpen is a mess, with Tony Cingrani joining JJ Hooover on the not-great-lately pile, Jumbo Diaz looking fully-burst, and Yankee import Caleb Cotham looking next up. Show More Summary

Justin Verlander, Jose Bautista and More, Speak on MLB's Drug-Testing Program

Even though Major League Baseball has made great strides over the last decade to build a drug policy that is fair and carries weight for those players that fail a test, there have been some cracks in the procedure. Speaking to Ken Rosenthal...Show More Summary

Jayson Werth Injury: Updates on Nationals OF's Hamstring and Return

Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Miami Marlins after suffering a hamstring injury Wednesday night. Continue for updates. Werth's Status for Weekend Series vs. Minnesota...Show More Summary

Dodgers' Joc Pederson Can Slug Anything from a Baseball to a Paintball

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson proved during his rookie season last year that he can slug a baseball with the best of them. That got us thinking...is there anything he can't mash? As it turns out, no, there really isn't....Show More Summary

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Comments on Celebrations, Unwritten Rules, More

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred commented on the game's changing culture in a meeting Thursday with the Associated Press Sports Editors, per the AP (via ESPN.com), while also discussing expansion. He touched on what has...Show More Summary

Victor Martinez Becomes 280th Player with 1,000 Career RBI

Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez recorded the 1,000th RBI of his career during Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals, and it made him the 280th player to reach the milestone, per Baseball-Reference.com. After...Show More Summary

Cold Hard Fact for Thursday, April 21, 2016

Fact: Victor Martinez is the 5th Venezuelan-born player with 1,000 RBI, joining Miguel Cabrera, Andres Galarraga, Bobby Abreu and Magglio Ordonez. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: ESPN Stats & Info Read more MLB news on BleacherReport.com

Francisco Rodriguez Ties Eckersley for 6th Place on All-Time Saves List

Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez survived a rocky ninth inning to pick up his 390th career save in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals, moving into a tie with Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley for sixth place...Show More Summary

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