Morning roundup: Cubs' Alec Mills throws no-hitter against the Brewers
Cubs' Mills throws no-hitter against the Brewers
Chicago Cubs right-hander Alec Mills wasn't overly dominant, but he completely baffled the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday, tossing a no-hitter in his first career complete game.
The Cubs won in a 12-0 rout.
Mills, who tossed six scoreless innings in his last start, has been even more effective this time out. He allowed three walks and struck out five, while throwing 114 pitches.
In his fourth MLB season, Mills, 28, entered Sunday's game with an unremarkable 4-3 record and 4.74 ERA in eight starts.
The only other no-hitter in the majors this season was by another Chicago pitcher — Lucas Giolito of the White Sox blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates on Aug. 25.
Mills' no-hitter was the 16th in Cubs history and first since Jake Arrieta in 2016.
A's: All-Star third baseman Matt Chapman is expected to miss the rest of the season for the AL West-leading Athletics because of a strained right hip. He’s scheduled for surgery Monday in Vail, Colorado.
PHILLIES: The Phillies will see how catcher J.T. Realmuto is feeling, a day after he was taken out of a game in the ninth inning at Miami as a precaution. Manager Joe Girardi said Realmuto, a former Carl Albert High School football and baseball star, felt hip discomfort
Keselowski lives up to prediction, wins at Richmond
Brad Keselowski entered NASCAR's playoffs certain he has as good a chance at the Cup championship as favorites Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin.
He even predicted he’d win at Richmond Raceway.
His confidence was justified as Keselowski dominated late Saturday night at Richmond Raceway, leading 192 laps in the second playoff race and advancing into the next round.
Stars take 3-1 series lead over Knights
Anton Khudobin made three of his 32 saves on a crucial 5-on-3 penalty kill late, Joe Pavelski and Jamie Benn scored in the second period and the Dallas Stars locked down on the Vegas Golden Knights in the final minutes to win Game 4 of the Western Conference final 2-1 Saturday night in Edmonton.
Short-handed Energy manage draw at Tulsa
OKC Energy FC tied Tulsa 1-1 late Saturday night, despite being down a man for the last 13 minutes. Dario Suarez scored for Tulsa in the 73rd minute, then four minutes later, OKC's Jose Hernandez received his second yellow card of the match. The Energy tied it when substitute Omar Gordon scored in the 90th minute.
Pogacar beats yellow jersey-holder Roglic in dramatic finish
The Tour de France boiled down to a battle between its two star Slovenian riders Sunday as last year's winner Egan Bernal dropped out of realistic contention. Tadej Pogacar beat yellow jersey-holder Primoz Roglic in a dramatic mountaintop finish to Stage 15, though Roglic retains a 40-second advantage in the yellow jersey and formidable support from teammates who shepherded him up the Grand Colombier climb.
Baylor, Houston to play Saturday in Waco
Baylor and Houston are scheduled to play each other next Saturday in Waco, Texas, after both schools had football games postponed because of COVID-19 issues with the teams they were supposed to play.
TEXAS TECH: Alan Bowman threw for 430 yards and two touchdowns and Texas Tech stopped FCS team Houston Baptist on a 2-point conversion attempt late in the fourth quarter, hanging on for a 35-33 victory late Saturday night in Lubbock.
Staff and wire reports