LEADING OFF: Cubs follow up no-hitter, Astros seek 12 in row

Jake Arrieta pitches against the World Series champion Dodgers on Friday, one night after Zach Davies and three Cubs relievers combined for the majors’ seventh no-hitter this year to match the most in a season since 1900. Until then, Los Angeles hadn’t been no-hit since Arrieta did it at Dodger Stadium in August 2015. Meanwhile, the Astros try to tie a team record with their 12th consecutive victory in Detroit. Boston honors Dustin Pedroia before hosting the rival Yankees, who play in front of Fenway Park fans for the first time since 2019. The staggering Diamondbacks visit San Diego looking to stop a record 23-game road losing streak. And manager Joe Maddon returns to Tampa Bay with the Angels.