Chicago White Sox right-hander Dylan Cease was throwing a beautiful no-hitter all the way through 2 outs in the 9th inning. Minnesota Twins 2nd baseman and AL batting leader Luis Arraez broke it up with a single to right field. Cease struck out the next batter and finished a complete game giving up only 1 hit and handing ot 7 strikouts on 103 pitches.
WOW!!! Dylan Cease loses the no-hitter with two outs in the 9th! pic.twitter.com/QItZL9DBDI — FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) September 4, 2022
New York Mets right-hander Max Scherzer made and early exit out of Saturday’s game against the Washington Nationals. Scherzer leaving after 5 innings siting left-side fatigue. After the game it was noted the the exit was precautionary and is expected to make his next start.
"If I went out there in the 6th and I got hurt, there's no way I could come in here and look the guys in the face and say that I made the right decision. Better to be safe than sorry in this scenario." – Max Scherzer pic.twitter.com/u5n4P3xkIH — SNY (@SNYtv) September 4, 2022
Tampa Bay Rays Corey Kluber held the still struggling New York Yankees to 2 singles over 7 shutout innings. Aaron Judge did manage to send his 52nd homerun over the wall for the only run New York came up with. The Rays beat the Yankees 2-1, cutting their lead in the AL East to just 4 games.
A dominant Corey Kluber added 7 more 0's to the scoreless inning streak pic.twitter.com/wbYYkIui75 — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) September 4, 2022
The Boston Red Sox are making the call to bring up slugger 1st baseman, prospect Triston Casas before Sunday’s final game in the series against the Texas Rangers. The 22-year-old has hit .273/.382/.481 with 11 homers over 72 games at Triple-A this season.
Welcome to The Show! pic.twitter.com/rgcGp4dxtx — Boston Strong (@BostonStrong_34) September 4, 2022
No. 2 Ohio State and their dominate defense beat No. 5 Notre Dam 21-10 on Saturday. Ohio STate coach Ryan Day said after the game :
“The story of the night was the defense, to turn around and play the way they did after what’s been said about them in the off-season, questioning their toughness, and play the way they did against the No. 5 team in the country … I thought the energy was off the charts for the defense tonight.”
The 10 points that @OhioStateFB gave up last night to No. 5 Notre Dame were the fewest the Buckeyes have allowed against an AP top-five ranked team since a 38-7 win over No. 4 Penn State in 1996.#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/SWvkn76C3p — Mike Basford (@MikeBasford_OSU) September 4, 2022
Stetson Bennett and the Georgia Bulldogs defense picked up right where they left off in last year, despite missing so many of their former teammates who are now playing in the NFL. Bennett threw for 368 yards and 3 touchdowns as the No. 3 Bulldogs dominated No. 11 Oregon 49-3.
Stetson Bennett wasn't going down without a touchdown 😤 pic.twitter.com/xfo5TJVC11 — ESPN (@espn) September 3, 2022
The University of Florida and their new coach Billy Napier turned in one of their biggest season opening victories in about 50 years. Anthony Richardson ran in for 3 scores in his 2nd career start and linebacker Amari Burney came up huge with the 2nd down end zone interception to seal the deal. Florida pulled of the upset of 7th ranked Utah 29-26.
Amari Burney with the game-clinching pick! #Gators pic.twitter.com/gk23ksWq9e — Zach Abolverdi (@ZachAbolverdi) September 4, 2022
No. 1 Alabama’s Heisman trophy winner Bryce Young threw for an outstanding 5 touchdowns and ran for 100 yards in a dominate blowout of Utah State 55-0. Young said after the game :
“I just try to do whatever is best for this team, whatever the defense gives us. That’s definitely interesting. It definitely wasn’t something I was planning. For me, it’s just taking whatever the defense gives us. Today that was just what was available. It’s cool.”
Bryce Young is a MOOD pic.twitter.com/9lAe3FgAsG — SEC Network (@SECNetwork) September 4, 2022