Angels’ Pujols joins 3,000-hit club

Seattle: Albert Pujols got his 3,000th career hit and Garrett Richards pitched six scoreless innings as the Los Angeles Angels defeated Seattle Mariners 5-0 on Friday night at Safeco Field.

Pujols, 38, became the 32nd player in major league history to reach the milestone with his fifth-inning single off Seattle starter Mike Leake. He’s the second Dominican-born player to accomplish the feat, after Adrian Beltre.

Pujols added a two-run single in the ninth inning to cap the scoring.

After a line-out and a walk in his first two at-bats, Pujols delivered a single to right field for the historic hit. Angels teammates mobbed Pujols, the Seattle crowd of 41,705 gave him a standing ovation and the ball and first-base bag were taken out of play.

Richards (4-1) allowed four hits, walked one and struck out eight. Justin Anderson and Jim Johnson combined for 2 innings of one-hit relief with three strikeouts to preserve the shutout.

Rookie right-handed starter Walker Buehler and relievers Tony Cingrani, Yimi Garcia and Adam Liberatore pitched the first combined no-hitter in team history as Los Angeles defeated San Diego at Monterrey, Mexico.

Buehler, the Dodgers’ first-round pick (24th overall) in the 2015 draft, issued three walks with eight strikeouts and faced only two batters over the limit for his six-inning gem. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound 23-year-old threw 93 pitches with 59 for strikes.

The left-handed Cingrani worked the seventh and issued two walks with a strikeout. Right-hander Garcia struck out two in a perfect eighth. Left-hander Liberatore closed out the no-hitter with two strikeouts in a perfect ninth.

Dodgers pitchers had 13 strikeouts with five walks. The no-hitter was the Dodgers first since 2014 and the 23rd in franchise history.

Rookie Miguel Andujar delivered the game-winning single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning as New York squandered a five-run lead and overcame two wild pitches by closer Aroldis Chapman in a victory over Cleveland at Yankee Stadium.

Andujar gave the Yankees their 13th win in 14 games when he blooped a 1-2 breaking ball from Cody Allen into right field. Andujar’s hit scored Giancarlo Stanton, who began the winning rally with a double off Alexi Ogando (0-1).

After getting the hit, Andujar rounded first and was mobbed by teammates in short right field.

The Yankees seemingly had the game won in the top of the ninth as Chapman was one strike away while runners were at second and third. On a 0-2 pitch to Jason Kipnis, Chapman threw the ball over catcher Gary Sanchez’s mask and Yan Gomes raced in and easily scored the tying run.

Bryce Harper homered in each of the first two innings, and Matt Adams added another homer as Washington stretched its winning streak to six with a victory over Philadelphia in D.C.

Manager Dave Martinez shifted Harper to the leadoff spot earlier this week, and that move has worked well. Harper led off with a homer in the first — his second leadoff homer in three days — and added a two-run shot in the second.

The right fielder has now homered four times in the four games since shifting to the top spot. He finished 2-for-5 with those three RBIs.

Starter Gio Gonzalez (4-2) returned after a 39-minute rain delay in the fourth and left after five with the Nationals holding a 7-0 lead. He gave up only two hits and struck out five with two walks.


Angels 5, Mariners 0

Dodgers 4, Padres 0

Yankees 7, Indians 6

Nationals 7, Phillies 3

Astros 8, Diamondbacks 0

Red Sox 5, Rangers 1

Giants 9, Braves 5

Rockies 8, Mets 7

Pirates 6, Brewers 4

Rays 6, Blue Jays 2

A’s 6, Orioles 4

Twins 6, White Sox 4

Reds 4, Marlins 1