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Madison Bumgarner loses no-hit bid with one out in the eighth inning against the D’Backs

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Update #2 (10:32 PM EDT): The Giants tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the seventh when Brandon Belt hit a two-run double. Bumgarner proceeded to strike out Yasmany Tomas, but Jake Lamb broke up the no-hit bid with a line drive single to right field.

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Update (10:11 PM EDT): In a brisk eight-pitch seventh inning, Bumgarner struck out Michael Bourn, then induced consecutive ground outs — 6-3 and 5-3, respectively — from Paul Goldschmidt and Welington Castillo. He’s two innings away from completing a no-hitter.

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Madison Bumgarner, who has been replaced on the National League All-Star roster because of starting on Sunday night, is in the midst of a no-hit bid against the Diamondbacks. The lefty was working on a perfect game until a fielding error by Gregor Blanco with two outs in the fifth inning. Thus far, Bumgarner has faced one over the minimum, walking none and striking out 12 on 86 pitches over six innings.

The Giants gave Bumgarner some early run support, scoring twice in the first inning against D’Backs starter Archie Bradley. Buster Posey hit an RBI single and Brandon Crawford brought in the second run on a sacrifice fly.

If Bumgarner can finish the no-hitter, it would be the second of the season and the Giants’ first since Chris Heston on June 9 last year against the Mets. Bumgarner, shockingly, has yet to toss a no-hitter in his career.

We’ll keep you updated as Bumgarner attempts to keep the Diamondbacks hitless in the final three innings.

The baseball world reacts to news of Kobe Bryant’s death

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Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were two of nine people who died in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, California earlier today. Bryant’s death sent shockwaves throughout the basketball world, as well as the sports world at large. Here were a few reactions from the baseball world.

We certainly echo these sentiments, sending our condolences to the families and friends of those affected today. What a sad day.