The Chicago Cubs threw their first combined no-hitter in franchise history as four pitchers shut down the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 on Thursday night.
It’s the seventh no-hitter in baseball this season, the most ever before July 1 and tied for the most in a season since 1900, when the modern era began.
The twist on Thursday night’s no-hitter is that the three relievers who finished the game, after starter Zach Davies came out after six innings, didn’t know the Dodgers were hitless until after they pitched.
“The whole bullpen had no idea,” lefty Andrew Chafin said afterward. “It was completely oblivious. In our defense, from that bullpen, our perspective on the field, all we can see is like batting averages and the count and stuff like that.”
For the first time in franchise history, the Chicago Cubs threw a combined no-hitter.
Zach Davies tossed six shutout innings, and three relievers sealed the deal in a 4-0 victory against the Dodgers for the 17th no-hitter in Cubs history. https://t.co/mXIIo3Jlkn
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) June 25, 2021