Hyun-Jin Ryu took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, Corey Seager hit a grand slam and the Dodgers beat the Nationals 6-0 on Sunday in Los Angeles.
Washington’s Gerardo Parra, who began the season with the Giants, broke up Ryu’s no-hit bid with one out in the eighth. Parra drove the left-hander’s 105th pitch deep to left-center, where it bounced on the warning track and over the wall for a ground-rule double that ended up being the Nationals’ only hit of the day.
Prior to that, the lone Washington runner was Brian Dozier, who walked with one out in the fourth.
“He used both sides of the plate and we couldn’t get anything going,” Washington manager Dave Martinez said of Ryu.
Ryu struck out nine in eight innings and threw a career-high 116 pitches, 79 for strikes. He pitched a four-hit shutout in his previous start Tuesday against Atlanta.
“The past couple of games, I have been in a good rhythm,” Ryu said through an interpreter. “I just try to use their weakness, be aggressive and attack the zone. I don’t think about having no-hit stuff. It was about executing the game plan.”
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It was the second time Ryu carried a no-hitter into the eighth at Dodger Stadium. He held Cincinnati hitless in 2014 until Todd Frazier led off the eighth with a double.
Astros 15, Rangers 5: George Springer had two homers among his five hits and drove in four runs as host Houston completed a four-game sweep. Alex Bregman also homered twice and tied his career best with five RBIs as the Astros set season highs for runs and hits (18).
Orioles 5, Angels 1: Chris Davis hit one of Baltimore’s four homers as the host Orioles stopped a four-game losing streak. Davis is hitting .290 with five home runs and 17 RBIs since stopping an 0-for-54 skid April 13, a record hitless streak among position players.
Red Sox 11, Mariners 2: J.D. Martinez hit two home runs and Michael Chavis drove in five runs as host Boston completed a three-game sweep to extend its winning streak to five. Seattle’s loss was its fourth in a row and its 15th in 19 games.
Tigers 5, Twins 3: Nicholas Castellanos and Brandon Dixon homered to lead visiting Detroit. Minnesota designated hitter Nelson Cruz exited early because of a left wrist injury and will have an MRI exam Monday.
Pirates 10, Cardinals 6: Josh Bell homered and drove in five runs and Adam Frazier hit a tie-breaking, pinch-hit double as visiting Pittsburgh won its third in a row.
White Sox 5, Blue Jays 1: Tim Anderson and Yonder Alonso homered and Lucas Giolito and two relievers combined on a four-hitter for visiting Chicago.
Yankees 7, Rays 1: Masahiro Tanaka held host Tampa Bay to four hits in seven innings and Thairo Estrada homered for host New York. A power outage delayed the game for 43 minutes in the ninth.
Phillies 6, Royals 1: In his major-league debut, Cole Irvin limited host Kansas City to one run in seven innings for Philadelphia, which scored six times in the fifth inning.
Braves 5, Diamondbacks 3: Johan Camargo and Tyler Flowers had two RBIs apiece for visiting Atlanta.
Rockies 10, Padres 7: Charlie Blackmon homered twice, Raimel Tapia hit a two-run homer and pinch-hitter Daniel Murphy hit a three-run double for host Colorado.
Cubs 4, Brewers 1: Jon Lester limited Milwaukee to one unearned run in 6 ⅔ innings and Kris Bryant hit a two-run homer for host Chicago.
Marlins-Mets, postponed: The game in New York was rained out. It will be played as part of a doubleheader Aug. 5.
Briefly: The Mariners placed right-hander Felix Hernandez on the injured list because of a strained right shoulder. … Detroit right-hander Tyson Ross went on the IL because of a nerve issue in his right elbow, the Detroit News reported. … The Twins activated utilityman Willians Astudillo, who missed 14 games because of a hamstring strain. … Atlanta pitcher Kevin Gausman dropped his appeal of a five-game suspension and began serving his penalty.