MLB: No-hit win for Phillies

Cole Hamels was helped by some solid relief as the Philadelphia Phillies bullpen combined to pitch a no-hitter in a 7-0 win against the Atlanta Braves.

Hamels pitched the first six innings and Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon finished the job to give the Phillies the first combined no-hitter in franchise history.

Ben Revere starred at the plate as opposed to the mound as he hit five RBIs.

Denard Span hit two homers as the National League East-leading Washington Nationals overcame the West table-topping Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4.

Jayson Werth and Asdrubal Cabrera also cleared the wall as the Nats extended their lead over the Braves to seven games.

The St Louis Cardinals sit atop the NL Central after a three-run seventh inning helped give them a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Kolten Wong struck a two-run homer and Matt Holliday's single allowed Jon Jay to score as the Cards took advantage of the Milwaukee Brewers' 4-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs.

Welington Castillo was the hero for the Cubs with an RBI single and a two-run homer as the Brewers lost their sixth straight game.

The Detroit Tigers were the night's most convincing winners as they beat the Cleveland Indians 12-1.

Miguel Cabrera hit two homers on his return from injury to keep it tight at the top of the AL Central with the Tigers trailing the Kansas City Royals by just half a game.

The Royals were 4-3 winners over the Texas Rangers who saw their record for the season fall to 53-84.

The Tampa Bay Rays were 4-3 winners over the Boston Red Sox, the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 9-6 and the Minnesota Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-4.

The Oakland Athletics claimed a 6-1 win over the Seattle Mariners, the San Diego Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 and San Francisco and Colorado split their contests with a 4-2 win for the Giants in a resumed game and a 10-9 victory for the Rockies.