Last June 24, Zach Davies, Andrew Chafin, Ryan Tepera and Craig Kimbrel combined on a no-hitter against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. It was the first combined no-hitter in Cubs history and the 17th overall in franchise history.
That number could be larger. Since 1893, the year the current pitching distance of 60 feet, six inches was established, the Cubs have had 11 no-hitters broken up in the ninth inning. In addition, Cubs batters have broken up seven no-hit bids against them in the same time frame.
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