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Nats rout Braves

WASHINGTON—With a series loss in St. Louis behind them and a showdown with the N.Y. Mets beginning Monday, the Washington Nationals enjoyed a breather last night.

Ryan Zimmerman continued his torrid stretch with three hits and four RBIs, and Jordan Zimmermann pitched six solid innings, as the Nationals opened a seven-game homestand with a 15-1 rout of the Atlanta Braves.

Cubs beat Dodgers 2-0

LOS ANGELES—Jake Arrieta pitched the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season and second against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory last night.

Arrieta (17-6) struck out a season-high 12 and became the first 17-game winner in the big leagues by throwing baseball’s third no-hitter in less than three weeks.

Blue Jays complete three-game sweep

TORONTO—When Mark Buehrle won a World Series with the Chicago White Sox in 2005, he constantly felt like no matter the deficit they’d win the game. The 2015 Toronto Blue Jays are similar, only with a super-sized offence.

“Here, shoot, if we don’t score eight runs, we had a bad day,” Buehrle said after a 9-2 win against the Detroit Tigers yesterday afternoon at Rogers Centre.