The Cubs loaded the bases in the seventh, and Bryant connected again for his third career grand slam. Votto career-high 0-fer: Reds first baseman Joey Votto went 0-for-3 with three groundouts.

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Finnegan lasted four innings and gave up five earned runs, seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts for the loss. Nothing we can do about it now." MOMENTS THAT MATTERED Seeing red: Bryant notched his fourth career two-homer game, and did so in grand fashion.

Arrieta threw the first no-hitter against the Reds since the Phillies' Rick Wise did so on June 23, 1971, ending a streak of 7,109 games, the longest active stretch of being no-hit in the regular season. We got dominated," said Reds right fielder Jay Bruce, who walked in the second inning. The news and the talking points are the no-hitter and all the runs scored. In the first inning, Fowler doubled to set up Bryant's third homer of the season.

"It's the most dominating baseball game I've ever been a part of. According to , the homer's exit velocity registered at 111 mph, second on the team to Anthony Rizzo's 111.3 mph, which he logged on Wednesday with a solo shot against the Cardinals.

"What can I say -- he was spectacular," Maddon said.

• After Jason Heyward caught Eugenio Suarez's fly ball for the final out, Arrieta was mobbed on the field by his teammates.

A fan jumped onto the field and tried to join the celebration but was escorted away by security.

"We always expect that from Jake," Dexter Fowler said.

CINCINNATI -- Cubs ace Jake Arrieta showed why he's arguably second to none on Thursday night in Cincinnati, throwing a no-hitter in a 16-0 romp over the Reds that put him in all-time elite company.

With his second no-hitter, both of them coming on the road, he trails only Nolan Ryan (three) for road no-hitters, joins Ken Holtzman and Larry Corcoran as the "This is why he won the Cy Young last year," Cubs catcher David Ross said.

"He's got the capability of doing that every night. He's not shocked when he does stuff like that, and rightfully so." • The margin of victory was the second largest in history for a no-hitter, falling just short of Buffalo's 18-0 victory over Detroit in 1884. Kris Bryant matched a career high with six RBIs, hitting two home runs, including his third career grand slam.

Bryant's blasts were two of five home runs by the Cubs, but the night belonged to Arrieta, who threw his first career no-hitter 10 starts ago, on Aug. Only Warren Spahn, who threw two no-no's five starts apart and, of course, Johnny Vander Meer, who threw back-to-back no-hitters, did it with fewer starts in between. as well, hitting two singles, drawing a walk and scoring a run. "His command got better game in progress," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. He was actually better out of the stretch than out of the windup -- he had more consistent delivery and knew where the ball was going better." • Maddon didn't have anyone warming up in the late innings because he didn't want any negative vibe. The only thing missing was the mustached onesie that he wore postgame after his first no-no.