Jakob Junis loses no-hitter against the Mariners with one out in the seventh

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Update (10:28 PM ET): Dan Vogelbach broke up the no-hitter with one out in the seventh with an infield single to shortstop Alcides Escobar. Escobar knocked the ball down but wasn’t able to get the out.


Royals starter Jakob Junis has held the Mariners hitless through six innings thus far in Monday night’s game. Junis has hardly been perfect, however, as he has walked two and hit three batters while striking out two on 71 pitches.

The Royals have provided Junis with nine runs of support, three of which came in the first inning, one in the third, and five in the fourth.

Junis was excellent in his first start of the season, holding the Tigers scoreless on three hits and a walk with six strikeouts over seven innings on the road last Tuesday.

If Junis is able to hold the Mariners hitless over the final three frames, he’ll become the first Royal to toss a no-hitter since Bret Saberhagen on August 26, 1991 against the White Sox. The Mariners were last no-hit on April 21, 2012, when Phil Humber of the White Sox threw a perfect game.

We’ll keep you updated as Junis attempts to navigate the final three innings.

Brian Cashman signs 4-year contract to remain Yankees GM

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SAN DIEGO — Brian Cashman has signed a four-year contract to remain the New York Yankees Senior Vice President and General Manager. The announcement was made during the first day of baseball’s Winter Meetings.

Cashman, New York’s GM since 1998, had been working on a handshake agreement since early November, when his five-year contract expired.

The Yankees were swept by four games in the AL Championship Series and haven’t reached the World Series since winning in 2009. It is the franchise’s longest title drought since an 18-year gap between 1978-96.

Cashman’s main goal during the offseason is trying to re-sign AL MVP Aaron Judge.

Judge hit an American League-record 62 homers this season with a .311 batting average and 131 RBIs. He turned down the Yankees’ offer on the eve of opening day of a seven-year contract that would have paid $213.5 million from 2023-29.

While Judge remains on the market, Cashman was able to re-sign Anthony Rizzo on Nov. 15 to a two-year contract worth $40 million after turning down a $16 million player option.

Cashman has been the Yankees general manager since 1998. He has been with the organization since 1986, when he was a 19-year old intern in the scouting department. In his 25 seasons as GM, the Yankees have reached the postseason 21 times, including four World Series championships and six American League titles.