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Cubs no-hit Dodgers behind starter Zach Davies and three relievers

For the seventh time this season, Major League Baseball had a no-hitter. But for the first time, more than one pitcher will get the credit.

Chicago Cubs starter Zach Davies, along with relievers Ryan Tepera, Andrew Chafin and Craig Kimbrel combined to no-hit the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Thursday night. 

Davies threw the first six innings, Tepera the seventh, Chafin the eighth and then Kimbrel in the ninth to close out the no-hitter. The Dodgers did draw eight walks in the 4-0 Cubs win.

“I think they all needed to get a walk in, just to make my heart rate go up a little bit,” Cubs manager David Ross said.

“You get to the ninth, I don’t know I’ve been as nervous in a long time with a 4-0 lead and Craig Kimbrel on the mound as I was tonight.”

The season’s seventh no-hitter ties a modern-day MLB record for most in a single  season.

The Dodgers hadn’t been no-hit since Aug. 30, 2015, when the Cubs’ Jake Arrieta did it at Dodger Stadium. Arrieta is slated to pitch for the Cubs on Friday night.

Zach Davies combined with three Cubs relievers to no-hit the Dodgers on Thursday night.

“This is an awesome moment,” Davies said. “The World Series, I think something like that probably tops it. But even though it wasn’t solo and it was a combined effort, being a part of history is something special.”

Davies said each of his three relievers claimed they had no idea they were working on a combined no-hitter until after they threw their respective innings.

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