The Los Angeles Dodgers have been no-hit for second time in nine days.
Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta won his MLB-leading 17th game of the season in the victory, earning his first career no-hitter. He struck out 12 Dodgers along the way, dropping his ERA to 2.11 in the process.
Houston Astros pitcher Mike Fiers no-hit the Dodgers just nine days ago on Aug. 21, facing Josh Turner and former Philadelphia Phillies infielders Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins in the ninth inning. Sunday, Arrieta struck out Turner, Rollins and Utley in order in the ninth to finish the job.
Last season, Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett retired Utley for the final out of his no-hitter when Utley was a Phillie. Sunday, Utley was the final out of a no-hitter as a Dodger.
Arrieta walked one batter in 116 pitches and the Cubs committed one error. He is the sixth pitcher to throw a no-hitter this season, and the fourth from the National League.
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