The Cubs were no-hit for the first time in nearly 50 years as Cole Hamels blanked them 5-0 Saturday while striking out 13 before a crowd of 41,683 at Wrigley Field. The last no-hitter against them was Sandy Koufax's perfect game on Sept. 9, 1965, at Dodger Stadium.
Hamels tossed the 13th no-hitter in Phillies history and his first career complete-game no-hitter. He threw six innings in a combined no-hitter on Sept. 1, 2014, at Atlanta.
In the field
Center-fielder Odubel Herrera made a diving catch on the warning track in left-center to rob David Ross of extra bases in the eighth inning. Then he made another acrobatic catch on Kris Bryant's deep drive to end the game.
9: Times the Cubs have been shut out this year.
"I was just happy that I was able to execute pitches in the first two innings. I've had kind of a tough time in the last two weeks." Hamels when asked if he was thinking no-hitter throughout the game.
Vs. Phillies, 1:20 p.m., Sunday, ABC-7.