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Arrieta no-hits the Dodgers...Dixon snatches IndyCar title from Montoya

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 31, 2015 at 12:10 a.m.



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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta (ehr-ee-ET'-uh) is baseball's first 17-game winner after tossing the sixth no-hitter this season, a 2-0 victory over the L.A. Dodgers. Arrieta struck out a season-high 12, including all three Dodgers in the ninth inning, as Los Angeles was no-hit for the second time in 10 days after Houston's Mike Fiers (FY'-urz) did it on Aug. 21.

TORONTO (AP)— Edwin Encarnacion (ehn-kar-nah-see-OHN') followed his three-homer, nine-RBI day Saturday by swatting his 30th homer in Toronto's 9-2 win that finished a three-game sweep of Detroit. That keeps the Blue Jays a game and a-half ahead of the Yankees in the AL East.

ATLANTA (AP)— The Yankees kept pace with the Blue Jays with a lopsided 20-6 win over the Braves in Atlanta as Jacoby Ellsbury, Chase Headley and Stephen Drew all went deep. The flag at Turner Field flew at half-staff and a moment of silence was observed before the game in memory of Gregory K. Murrey, a season ticket holder who died after falling from the upper deck to the lower-level seats Saturday.

NEW YORK (AP)— Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH'-vah) has pulled out of the U.S. Open that starts Monday for the second time in three years because of a lingering right leg injury. Sharapova, the 2006 U.S. Open champion, skipped the U.S. Open in 2013 because of a right shoulder injury.

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Scott Dixon captured a fourth IndyCar championship by winning the season finale to snatch away the title from Juan Pablo Montoya, the Colombian sensation. The pair finished tied in points but Dixon was awarded the title based on wins. Sonoma Raceway was his third victory, while Montoya had only two.

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