MIAMI -- Edinson Volquez has thrown the sixth no-hitter in Miami Marlins history, facing the minimum 27 batters and beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-0 on Saturday.
Volquez (2-7) struck out 10, and the two baserunners who reached on walks were erased by double plays. He needed 98 pitches, the last of those striking out Chris Owings to complete the masterpiece.
It's the first no-hitter in the majors this season, and the first time Arizona was no-hit since the Marlins' Anibal Sanchez threw one on Sept. 6, 2006.
Volquez was nearly knocked out of the game after only three pitches, when he collided with Diamondback leadoff man Rey Fuentes as he covered first and rolled his ankle.
"I thought I broke my ankle," he kidded after the game.
The 33-year-old righty from the Dominican Republic stayed in, and wound up throwing the game of his life (see full recap).
Yankees hit 4 homers in 8th, Montgomery beats Blue Jays 7-0
TORONTO -- Brett Gardner, Matt Holliday, Starlin Castro and Didi Gregorius all hit solo home runs in the eighth inning, leading Jordan Montgomery and the New York Yankees over the Toronto Blue Jays 7-0 on Saturday.
The Yankees tied the franchise record with four homers in an inning, with each of the shots coming against reliever Jason Grilli. Gardner led off with a homer and then with two outs, Holliday, Castro and Gregorius connected in succession.
This was the fourth time the Yankees have hit four homers in an inning -- they last did it Oct. 1, 2012, against Boston.
All eight of New York's hits were for extra bases. The Yankees had four doubles, with Castro, Gregorius, Aaron Judge and Aaron Hicks hitting them.
Montgomery (3-4) gave up three singles in six innings, striking out five and walking three for his first win since May 6 against the Cubs. The rookie left-hander lasted just 4 1/3 innings in his previous outing, May 29 at Baltimore.
Joe Biagini (1-4) allowed three runs in a career-high seven innings (see full recap).
Schwarber's grand slam rallies Cubs to a 5-3 win over Cards
CHICAGO -- Slumping Kyle Schwarber hit his first career grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally the Chicago Cubs to a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.
Schwarber, who entered batting .163 and was dropped to the ninth spot in the lineup, hit the first pitch of the at-bat from St. Louis starter Mike Leake (5-4) deep into the bleachers in left-center.
Javier Baez also homered for Chicago, which has won two straight following a six-game losing streak.
Yadier Molina homered and Jose Martinez had two RBIs for the Cardinals.
Hector Rondon (1-1) pitched a scoreless seventh to earn the win. Wade Davis got the final three outs for his 12th save.
Leake, who entered leading the National League in earned run average at 2.24, allowed five runs and six hits in 6 2/3 innings (see full recap).
Hammel solid as Royals hammer Carrasco, Indians 12-5
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Lorenzo Cain capped a six-run fifth inning with a two-run homer, Jason Hammel settled down after a shaky start and the Kansas City Royals routed the Cleveland Indians 12-5 on Saturday.
Whit Merrifield and Mike Moustakas had two-run doubles off Carlos Carrasco (5-3) during the Royals' big inning, helping them overcome a 3-0 hole and ensure a series win over their division rival.
Hammel (2-6) gave up homers to Carlos Santana and Bradley Zimmer in the third, but he retired 15 of his next 17 batters before giving way to Mike Minor with two outs in the seventh.
Hammel struck out seven without a walk for his first win since beating Cleveland on May 5.
The Royals tacked on five more runs in the seventh against the best bullpen in the big leagues, a relief crew that entered the game with a 2.17 ERA (see full recap).