Hamels no-hits Cubs

Published 12:39 am Sunday, July 26, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies is pitching a no-hitter through eight innings against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

Hamels has struck out 12 and walked two Saturday. He has thrown 112 pitches.

Center fielder Odubel Herrera made a long run to catch David Ross’ one-out flyball in the eighth, tumbling on the warning track in front of the ivy on the wall after making the grab.

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The Phillies lead 5-0.

Hamels has been the subject of trade talk with the July 31 dealing deadline less than a week away.

The 31-year-old lefty was the MVP of the 2008 World Series.

Hamels combined with three relievers on a no-hitter at Atlanta last Sept. 1. He pitched six innings in that game, then left on a hot afternoon at Turner Field.

The Cubs have not been held hitless since Sandy Koufax pitched a perfect game against them in 1965.