Making just his 15th major league start, Chicago right-hander Alec Mills tossed Major League Baseball’s second no-hitter of the season, leading the Cubs to a 12-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday at Miller Park.
Mills walked three and struck out five, finishing with a career-high 114 pitch effort to improve to 5-3 on the season. He retired Jacob Nottingham (pop up), Tyrone Taylor (strikeout) and Jace Peterson (ground out) to complete the no-hitter in the ninth.
Cubs manager David Ross became the 11th person to catch and manage a no-hitter. He was behind the plate for former Cub Jake Arrieta’s no-hitter back in 2016.
Mills had never pitched a complete game in the majors. He was a walk-on in college at Tennessee-Martin and was cut by the Kansas City Royals.
Mills no-hitter was the 16th in Cubs franchise history. It was also the second time a Cubs pitcher tossed a no-hitter at Miller Park. Carlos Zambrano no-hit the Astros on Sept. 14, 2008 in a game moved from Houston because of Hurricane Ike.
The Brewers hit into 11 hard-hit outs, as tracked by StatCast. Mills generated just five swings and misses in the game. [Read more…]