The Cubs had played a Major League record 7,920 consecutive games since previously being no-hit on Sept. 9, 1965, against Sandy Koufax at Dodger Stadium.
It was the first no-no at Wrigley Field since Chicago's Milt Pappas did so against the Padres on Sept. 2, 1972, and the first by a Cubs opponent at Wrigley since Aug. 19, 1965, when the Reds' Jim Maloney threw a no-hitter.
Chicago manager Joe Maddon didn't plan on any pregame pep talk prior to Sunday's game.
"It's a loss," Maddon said. "I don't talk to them after every loss. We didn't get a hit [Saturday], but we hit some balls really well. Their guy was really good."
Bryant said Hamels had a little more life to his fastball than they had seen on video preparing for the game, but he also downplayed the significance.
"Just because it's a no-hitter doesn't mean it's any different than getting beat any other day," Bryant said. "That's how we look at it -- we just got beat that day. I don't think there's any difference between that and any other loss."
Maddon has some experience with no-hitters, and he boasted that he threw one himself when he was a junior in high school.
Did Bryant know anything about the last time the Cubs were no-hit?
"Nope -- too young," Bryant said.
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