Cubs’ Alec Mills throws second no-hitter of 2020 MLB season

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Chicago Cubs right-hander Alec Mills has thrown a no-hitter against the Milwaukee Brewers, the second of the shortened MLB season.” data-reactid=”16″>Chicago Cubs right-hander Alec Mills has thrown a no-hitter against the Milwaukee Brewers, the second of the shortened MLB season.

The NL Central-leading Cubs throttled the Brewers 12-0, as Mills struck out five and walked three. Mills, 28, entered the day with a 4.74 ERA in 43 2/3 innings across eight starts. It’s his first year as a full-time starter in the Cubs rotation.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="A 22nd round draft pick in 2012, he spent years in the Kansas City Royals system before debuting briefly in 2016. He came over to Chicago in a February 2017 trade for outfielder Donnie Dewees, and has now thrown the 16th no-no in Cubs history — the first since Jake Arrieta blanked the Cincinnati Reds in April 2016.” data-reactid=”24″>A 22nd round draft pick in 2012, he spent years in the Kansas City Royals system before debuting briefly in 2016. He came over to Chicago in a February 2017 trade for outfielder Donnie Dewees, and has now thrown the 16th no-no in Cubs history — the first since Jake Arrieta blanked the Cincinnati Reds in April 2016.

Mills’ five-strikeout no-hitter featured the fewest Ks since Henderson Alvarez’s in 2013. It accentuates an already dire Brewers offensive situation. They entered Sunday’s action with the 23rd-ranked offense in baseball by OPS.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The Cubs improved to 28-20, solidifying their lead in the division, while the Brewers dropped to 20-24 and fell further behind in the race for the wild card in the expanded postseason format.” data-reactid=”26″>The Cubs improved to 28-20, solidifying their lead in the division, while the Brewers dropped to 20-24 and fell further behind in the race for the wild card in the expanded postseason format.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Crosstown rival White Sox ace Lucas Giolito threw the season’s first no-hitter in a dominant performance against the Pirates in August.” data-reactid=”27″>Crosstown rival White Sox ace Lucas Giolito threw the season’s first no-hitter in a dominant performance against the Pirates in August.

Sep 13, 2020; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Alec Mills (30) delivers a pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY SportsSep 13, 2020; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Alec Mills (30) delivers a pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports
Cubs RHP Alec Mills has fired the second no-hitter of MLB’s shortened 2020 season. (Photo by Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports)

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