A few statistical nuggets related to the Phillies' combined no-hitter of the Braves on Monday afternoon in Atlanta.
Matt Joyce came up with a walk-off single with the bases loaded and one out in the 10th inning Monday, as the Rays beat the Red Sox, 4-3, at Tropicana Field.
Every no-hitter seems to have at least one memorable defensive play, and Monday's at Turner Field proved no different. Phillies right fielder Marlon Byrd made a diving catch in the third inning that not only kept the combined no-no alive in a 7-0 victory over the Braves, but also prevented a couple runs from scoring.
Astros manager Bo Porter and bench coach Dave Trembley were relieved of their duties on Monday, the team announced. Tom Lawless was named interim manager through the remainder of the 2014 season.
The Phillies had an emotional week with news on Thursday that team president David Montgomery would take a leave of absence to recover from jaw bone cancer surgery. So it was a nice touch Monday when Cole Hamels announced the ball used to make the final out in Philadelphia's 7-0 victory in the combined no-hitter against the Braves would be dedicated to Montgomery.
Phil Hughes continued his recent run of success and Joe Mauer added four RBIs, including a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth to lead the Twins to a 6-4 win over the Orioles on Monday afternoon at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Proving that momentum can be retroactive under the proper circumstances, the Giants sustained their current surge and won Monday's suspended game against the Colorado Rockies, 4-2.
Phillies pitchers Cole Hamels, Jake Diekmann, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon combined to no-hit the Braves in a 7-0 win at Turner Field on Monday. It was the 12th no-hitter in franchise history (including Roy Halladay's in the 2010 National League Division Series), and the 11th combined no-hitter in Major League history.
What four Phillies pitchers joined forces to accomplish on Monday is no easy feat. Just ask some of the franchise's all-time greats.
The Tigers continue to be very cautious with right-hander Anibal Sanchez, who has been on the disabled list since Aug. 9 with a major strain of his right pectoralis.
Carlos Gomez was not in the Brewers' lineup for Monday's series opener at Wrigley Field after leaving Sunday's game against the Giants with what still appears to be a left wrist injury.
The Cubs celebrate Jackie Robinson Day in April with the rest of Major League Baseball, but Monday was Jackie Robinson West Day as the team saluted the Chicago-based U.S. champion Little League team.
That Bo Porter held the Astros' managerial job for 300 games -- he was dismissed on Monday -- reflects the fact that general manager Jeff Luhnow simply had other priorities.
The Giants completed a three-game sweep of the Brewers with a 15-5 victory at AT&T Park on Sunday afternoon. The 15 runs were a season high, and the win was their sixth consecutive, which tied their longest streak of the season.
The Phillies made one more trade before Sunday's midnight waiver Trade Deadline, shipping outfielder John Mayberry Jr. to the Blue Jays in exchange for Double-A third baseman Gustavo Pierre.
Perhaps the only sour note on an otherwise brilliant Sunday afternoon at AT&T Park for the Giants was the performance of Tim Lincecum. The righty made his first appearance since his move to the bullpen in the eighth inning of the Giants' 15-5 victory against the Brewers.
Hyun-Jin Ryu came off the disabled list and delivered seven strong innings and Juan Uribe drove in two runs in a 7-1 win over the Padres on Sunday as the Dodgers avoided a series sweep and stayed 2 1/2 games ahead of the persistent Giants in the National League West.