Zach Davies and three Chicago Cubs relievers combined for the seventh no-hitter in the majors this year, blanking the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 to match the record for most in a single season since 1900.
The Dodgers drew eight walks, getting at least one from each Cubs pitcher, but managed no other baserunners.
Davies issued five walks and used 94 pitches to get through his six innings.
Ryan Tepera, Andrew Chafin and Craig Kimbrel threw one inning apiece to finish the 17th no-hitter in Cubs history — the team’s first combined no-no.
MLB pitchers in 2021 have already matched the league record for no-hitters in a season — a feat accomplished less than halfway through the season.
Offensive numbers are at historic lows thus far in the 2021 season. As of Friday morning, the league-wide batting average sits at .238 — the second-lowest season batting average of all time.