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Rays P Jake Odorizzi’s no-hitter ends in 7th inning

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Odorizzi struck out six batters in his effort, but fell to 2-3 on the season.

Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi has a no-hitter through six innings Sunday against the New York Yankees.

Odorizzi quickly provided a shutdown inning, retiring the Yankees on 12 pitches to stay ideal.

He just wasn’t close enough.

Jake Odorizzi looked the best he has all season Sunday against the Yankees, carrying a ideal game through one out in the sixth inning and a no-hitter through the same in the seventh.

The outing was his fourth career start allowing just one hit, with the last coming on August 30, 2014 vs. Boston. Washington has won every game he has started this year.

The right-hander was throwing as hard as 101 miles per hour on the scoreboard radar gun in the sixth, when he wriggled out of a bases-loaded jam.

Eovaldi retired Miller on a foul out and got Longoria to fly out to the right field warning track, pinning Aaron Hicks to the fence for the third out. But Odorizzi quickly recovered, getting Gardner to rap into an inning-ending double play. That forced Teixeira into action a day earlier than he had planned; he had one at-bat, flying out to center, and handled one chance in the field.

And Castro’s homer was the Yanks’ only hit of the day.

Nathan Eovaldi, the Yankees starter, pitched a minor gem of his own, allowing six hits and a run (on an infield hit, a groundout, a wild pitch and a single by Evan Longoria) over six innings. Perez got two groundouts and threw a called third strike to Jordy Mercer to end the threat.

Seattle fell out of first place in the American League West for the first time in two weeks, while the Twins matched their season-long winning streak of four games.

Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez was hitless in three at-bats, including two strikeouts.

Rich Hill (8-3) won his fifth consecutive start despite having to leave in the seventh inning with a mild groin strain.

DODGERS 4, METS 2: Adrian Gonzalez snapped a ninth-inning tie with a two-run single off suddenly struggling closer Jeurys Familia as Los Angeles won at NY.

ATHLETICS 4, TIGERS 2: Billy Butler delivered a pinch-hit, two-run single in the sixth and Oakland rallied for a win at home. He allowed four earned runs over 6 2/3 innings and took the loss in the Blue Jays’ 8-4 win Wednesday. Finally in the seventh inning, I got a really good pitch to hit and I drove the ball.

Derek Dietrich had a career-best four RBIs, and Tom Koehler took a two-hitter into the eighth inning as the Marlins avoided going 0-6 against the Braves.

It was also the first time the Yanks had scored at least two runs in a game with one hit or fewer, regardless of the outcome. Three of the Indians’ eight hits, and all of their runs, came on home runs by Carlos Santana, Mike Napoli and Jason Kipnis.

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