A’s Manaea pitches 1st no-hitter against Red Sox since 1993
OAKLAND, Calif. — A’s lefty Sean Manaea pitched the first no-hitter against Boston in 25 years, with an overturned call preserving the gem Saturday night in Oakland’s 3-0 win over the sizzling Red Sox.
Manaea struck out 10, walked two and threw 108 pitches to finish off Oakland’s first no-no since Dallas Braden tossed a perfect game against Tampa Bay in 2010.
Manaea got Hanley Ramirez to ground out to complete the first no-hitter versus the Red Sox since Seattle’s Chris Bosio did it in 1993.
Boston looked as if it had a hit with two outs in the sixth at the Oakland Coliseum. Andrew Benintendi hit a grounder to the right side, slid around first baseman Matt Olson and was ruled safe.
After the umpires conferred, Benintendi was ruled out for going wide of the baseline.
Sandy Leon reached in the Red Sox fifth when A’s shortstop Marcus Semien dropped a popup. The play was scored as an error.
Manaea (3-2) had been battered by Boston in three previous starts. But the 26-year-old cooled off a hard-hitting Red Sox team that had won eight in a row and 17 of 18.
BRAVES 4, METS 3: Johan Camargo tripled home the tying run, then scored on Ender Inciarte’s bunt single as the Atlanta Braves scored twice in the ninth inning off Mets closer Jeurys Familia to beat New York 4-3 on Saturday night.
ASTROS 10, WHITE SOX 1: Josh Reddick hit a grand slam and a solo homer, and Houston pounded reeling Chicago.
BREWERS 6, MARLINS 5: Jesus Aguilar homered on the 13th pitch leading off the bottom of the ninth inning, and Milwaukee rallied for its fifth consecutive win.
INDIANS 4, ORIOLES 0: Mike Clevinger pitched a two-hitter in his first career complete game, and Cleveland hit three solo homers off Chris Tillman in a 4-0 victory.
YANKEES 9, BLUE JAYS 1: Aaron Judge hit an early homer off respected Twitter rival Marcus Stroman, then scored on a disputed play during a seven-run burst in the sixth inning that sent New York over Toronto.
DIAMONDBACKS 6, PADRES 2: Zack Godley settled down after a shaky start to throw 5 1/3 solid innings and singled home a run as Arizona beat San Diego.
CARDINALS 4, REDS 3: Yadier Molina hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning and rookie reliever Jordan Hicks got Scooter Gennett to ground into a game-ending double play with the bases loaded, lifting St. Louis over Cincinnati.
PHILLIES 6, PIRATES 2: Rhys Hoskins hit a go-ahead three-run homer, Aaron Nola tossed seven impressive innings and Philadelphia beat Pittsburgh.
Nola (2-1) allowed two runs, six hits and struck out nine to help the Phillies win their third straight game and improve to 8-1 at home.
ROCKIES 5, CUBS 2: Nolan Arenado had two hits to back six strong innings from Tyler Anderson and Colorado used a big fifth inning to beat Chicago.
RAYS 10, TWINS 1: C.J. Cron hit a pair of two-run homers and Blake Snell won his third straight start for Tampa Bay.
TIGERS 12, ROYALS 4: Nicholas Castellanos homered and drove in three runs, and Detroit routed Kansas City.
ANGELS 4, GIANTS 3: Albert Pujols drove a go-ahead, two-run home run into the seats in right-center for career hit No. 2,992, and Mike Trout and Jefry Marte also went deep as Los Angeles snapped an ugly four-game losing streak.
Pujols, 38, hit a no-doubt, opposite-field shot to right-center on an 0-1 pitch from lefty Derek Holland (0-3) with one out in the sixth. He needs eight hits to become the 32nd member of the 3,000-hit club. He went 1 for 4 as the designated hitter.
Pujols came up with runners on the corners and one out in the eighth and grounded into a double play.
DODGERS 4, NATIONALS 0: Joc Pederson, Kike Hernandez and Cody Bellinger all homered, and Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven innings of two-hit ball to lead Los Angeles.
Ryu (3-0) struck out eight aMARINERS 9, RANGERS 7: Nelson Cruz homered for the 100th time at his former home, Robinson Cano hit a tiebreaking shot and Seattle held on to beat Texas.
Cano’s two-run homer in the seventh made it 8-6 and capped a four-run outburst against reliever Alex Claudio (0-1), who gave up hits to all four batters he faced. Mitch Haniger also went deep later in the inning against Chris Martin.
Cruz hit a two-run home estimated at 453 feet in the fourth, which came one pitch after another towering drive down the left-field line was ruled foul — and stayed that way after an umpire replay review. Of his 100 homers at the Rangers ballpark, 92 came when Cruz played for Texas from 2006-13.