Update (9:47 PM EDT): It’s over. Zach Davies issued a one-out walk to Jed Lowrie, then watched Billy Butler drill a two-out, two-run home run to center field.
Brewers starter Zach Davies has no-hit the Athletics through six innings on Tuesday night at Miller Park. The right-hander has walked two and struck out five on 82 pitches. Davies entered Tuesday’s action with a 4.53 ERA and a 38/15 K/BB ratio in 49 2/3 innings spanning nine starts.
The Brewers have supported Davies with five runs off of Athletics starter Sean Manaea, thanks to a two-run Chris Carter home run in the second inning and a three-run carter homer in the bottom of the sixth.
If Davies can make it through the final three innings without allowing a hit, he would become the first Brewer to throw a no-hitter since Juan Nieves no-hit the Orioles on April 15, 1987. The Athletics haven’t been no-hit since a combined no-no by the Orioles’ Bob Milwacki, Mike Flanagan, Mark Williamson, and Gregg Olson on July 13, 1991.
We’ll keep you updated as Davies navigates through the final three frames.
SAN DIEGO — Veteran closer Kenley Jansen and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a two-year, $32 million deal, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement was pending a physical.
The 35-year-old Jansen went 5-2 with a 3.38 ERA in 64 innings for Atlanta this year. The three-time All-Star led the National League with 41 saves, helping the Braves win the NL East title.
Boston is looking to bounce back after it finished last in the AL East this season with a 78-84 record. The Red Sox went 92-70 in 2021 and lost to Houston in the AL Championship Series.
Jansen spent his first 12 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, winning a World Series title in 2020. The right-hander signed a $16 million, one-year contract with Atlanta in March.
Jansen has a 2.46 career ERA. He was an All-Star in 2016-2018.
His 391 career saves are the second-most among active players (behind Craig Kimbrel‘s 394) and eighth all time.