#Phillies Hamels throws no-no vs #Cubs
Cole Hamels threw his first career no-hitter Saturday in the Phillies’ 5-0 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. The Cubs were no-hit for the first time since Sept. 9, 1965, when Sandy Koufax threw a perfect game at Dodger Stadium.
It’s the first time the Cubs have been no-hit at Wrigley Field since Aug. 19, 1965, vs. the Reds Jim Maloney.
Saturday’s game snapped a Major League record 7,920 consecutive games (of at least nine innings) with at least one hit. The Cubs had gone 49 full seasons without being no-hit, the longest span in Major League history.
This was the first no-hitter overall at Wrigley Field since Sept. 2, 1972, when Milt Pappas no-hit the Padres in a 8-0 Cubs win.
Jake Arrieta took the loss, although he did notch his seventh consecutive quality start, and has a 1.37 ERA in that span. He gave up a three-run homer with two outs in the third inning, snapping a streak of 10-consecutive home games in which the Cubs starting pitcher had not surrendered a home run.
For Hamels, it was the 13th no-hitter in Phillies history and his first career complete game no-hitter. He also was involved in the Phillies’ previous no-hit effort, a combined no-no, Sept.1, 2014, in Atlanta.