Brandon Finnegan loses no-hitter against the Cubs in the seventh inning

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Update (10:21 PM EST): David Ross broke up Finnegan’s no-hitter with two outs in the seventh inning. It’s probably for the best, that way manager Bryan Price wasn’t forced to choose between letting Finnegan finish the game or preserve his health by bringing in a reliever. The Ross hit came on Finnegan’s 105th pitch.

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Reds starter Brandon Finnegan is three innings away from completing a no-hitter at Wrigley Field against the Cubs. The lefty has yielded four walks and third baseman Eugenio Suarez committed an error, but otherwise, the Cubs haven’t been able to get anything going. Finnegan has also struck out four batters.

Finnegan helped himself out on offense with an RBI single in the fourth inning, the third of the three runs the Reds have scored on the evening against Cubs starter Jon Lester. Brandon Phillips brought in a run with a ground out in the first and Billy Hamilton hit a solo homer in the third.

We’ll keep you updated as Finnegan attempts to throw the first no-hitter of the 2016 season. Finnegan has thrown 92 pitches through six innings, so he might not be able to finish the game anyway.

David Price has opted out of the 2020 season

David Price opts out of season
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David Price has opted out of the 2020 season. he’s the biggest star to do so to date. He said the that he will not play the 2020 season, citing health concerns because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Price joins Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross of the Washington Nationals, Ian Desmond of the Colorado Rockies, Mike Leake of the Arizona Diamondbacks, and free agent Tyson Ross on the list of players who have chosen not to take part in the season.

Price, who was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Dodgers in a five-player deal in February, previously agreed to pay more than 200 Dodgers minor leaguers $1,000 each to make up for lost wages. He was poised to enter the fifth season of a seven-year, $217 million contract he signed with the Red Sox in December of 2015. Per the terms of the agreement between the MLBPA and MLB, Price will not be paid for the 2020 season.