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Jake Arrieta (CHC)
He became the seventh pitcher in MLB to throw a no-hitter in consecutive seasons by defeating the Cincinnati Reds 16-0. It is the fifteenth no-no in the history of the Chicago Cubs and he became the third pitcher in franchise history with two under his belt. Arrieta now has 15 straight wins and is the second hurler in history to not record a loss between two no-hitters. Since 1900, only 29 have thrown multiple no-hit no-run games and Arrieta is the seventh pitcher in achieving them while on the road. He is also the fourth to receive the Cy Young Award and throw a no-hitter in the following season.
This is the no-hitter with the most runs scored and home runs hit in the Modern Era (The Cubs achieved the Home Run Cycle: 2 solo jacks, 1 two-run homer, another 3-run longball, and a grand slam).
Cincinnati had not receive a no-hitter during the regular season in 45 years; they had the longest active streak of games (7,109) and the second longest in MLB history.
In the last five seasons, 18 of the 30 teams have been on the losing end of a no-hitter.