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UPDATE: Hunter Pence ends Jon Lester’s no-hitter with a homer in the seventh


UPDATE: Welp, so much for that. Angel Pagan flied out on the first pitch he saw in the seventh, then Buster Posey grounded out, having made Lester throw only two pitches. That brought up Hunter Pence, who only saw four pitches himself, but he made the third one count, jacking a home run to left field on the 1-2 pitch. Oh well.

3:57 PM: The Cubs are facing the Giants today. Yesterday the Cubs pitchers handcuffed Giants hitters over the last six innings of the game. Today Jon Lester is doing it single-handedly to San Francisco, having tossed six no-hit innings to start the game.

Lester has walked one, so it’s not a perfecto, but he has also needed only 66 pitches to get through six, putting him in great position for the final three frames.

The Cubs lead 2-0, so it’s still a close game, of course. We’ll obviously keep you updated.

Giants place Samardjiza on IL due to shoulder impingement

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LOS ANGELES — Jeff Samardjiza has been placed on the 10-day injured list by the San Francisco Giants due to right shoulder impingement.

Manager Gabe Kapler said before Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers that the right-hander told trainers and the coaching staff that he felt like wasn’t able to get the arm loose during Friday’s game. Samardjiza is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Saturday.

Samardjiza went four-plus innings and allowed six runs on seven hits in a 7-2 loss to the Dodgers. He is 0-2 with a 9.88 ERA in three starts.

The Giants have recalled left-hander Andrew Suarez from their alternate training site, but Kapler said he hasn’t finalized a revised starting rotation.