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


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.


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.

Max Scherzer (hamstring) leaves start vs. Mets after just 1 inning

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WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.

He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.

Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.

The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.

Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.