From Maui to the Majors
Statistics for Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Atlanta Braves:
FRIDAY: Did not play.
SEASON: .230 batting avg. (26-113), 4 HR, 19 RBIs, 12 runs, 8-28 on SB attempts against.
Foltynewicz loses no-hitter in ninth; Braves beat A’s
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Atlanta’s Mike Foltynewicz lost his no-hit bid when Matt Olson hit a full-count pitch into the elevated right-field seats leading off the ninth inning of the Braves’ 3-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday.
Trying for just the major leagues’ second no-hitter of the season, Foltynewicz (6-5) struck out eight and walked four while pitching into the ninth for the first time and outdueling Sonny Gray (3-4).
Foltynewicz, the 19th overall pick in the 2010 draft, capped baseball’s home run-heavy June with a career-best 119-pitch gem. He baffled the A’s with fastballs at up to 97 mph.
After Olson’s hit, Jim Johnson entered and finished for his 17th save.
Foltynewicz retired the first 12 Oakland batters in order before issuing a leadoff walk to Khris Davis in the fifth.
Atlanta went ahead 1-0 on Dansby Swanson’s RBI double in the third. Brandon Phillips and Matt Kemp added RBI singles in the ninth.