Red Sox Get No-Hit By Manaea In Oakland
Though they have gotten off to a blazing hot start, becoming one of five teams since 1900 to go 17-2 in their first 19 games, the Boston Red Sox will likely want to forget their 20th bout of the season.
That's because Sean Manaea no-hit the Boston lineup in a 3-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics, Saturday night.
While Boston's offense has been red hot early in the 2018 campaign, Manaea silenced their bats on 108 pitches over nine innings.
The 26-year-old southpaw dominated the Sox, striking out 10 batters on the night.
Boston had just three base runners in the game, with both Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi drawing a walk apiece and Sandy Leon reaching on an error by shortstop Marcus Semien in the fifth inning.
To help Manaea, the Oakland offense tallied three runs off of Boston starter Chris Sale, who gave up six hits while striking out 10 over seven innings.
The no-no is MLB's first of the 2018 campaign. It was also the seventh no-hitter in A's team history and first since Dallas Braden's perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Mother's Day in 2010.
April 21st will be a day Manaea remembers for the rest of his career.