Settling the Score: Friday’s results

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Cardinals rookie right-hander Shelby Miller grabbed headlines around baseball last night for his dominating performance against the Rockies, but Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester was nearly perfect in his own right, as he tossed a one-hit shutout as part of a 5-0 victory over the Blue Jays.

It was the 10th complete game of Lester’s career and his third shutout. He faced one batter over the minimum, as the only baserunner was a two-out double by Maicer Izturis in the sixth inning. Lester struck out five in the victory and is now 5-0 with a 2.73 ERA and 45/15 K/BB ratio in 52 2/3 innings across eight starts this year.

As Joe Lemire of SI.com notes, this is the first time since 1916 (the first year Baseball Reference has searchable game-by-game data) that two pitchers threw one-hit, no-walk complete games on the very same night. Of course, we have had two no-hitters on the same day before, but today’s hurlers have a tough act to follow.

Your Friday box scores:

Cubs 3, Nationals 7

Indians 4, Tigers 10

Brewers 3, Reds 4

Orioles 9, Twins 6 (10 innings)

Pirates 7, Mets 3

Rangers 4, Astros 2

Rockies 0, Cardinals 3

Padres 3, Rays 6

Phillies 2, Diamondbacks 3

Angels 7, White Sox 5

Marlins 5, Dodgers 4

Yankees 11, Royals 6

Athletics 3, Mariners 6

Braves 2, Giants 8