A's Sean Manaea Throws No Hitter

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Manaea is now 3-2 with a robust 1.23 ERA on the season.

Manaea himself, however, is just the seventh Athletics pitcher (and third lefty) to toss a no-hitter. Manaea struck out 10, walked two and threw 108 pitches to finish off Oakland's first no-no since Dallas Braden tossed a ideal game against Tampa Bay in 2010.

Initially Benintendi was called safe but the umpires conferenced on the field and it was ruled that the Red Sox runner illegally ran into foul territory to try and avoid the tag from Olson. He dove to tag Benintendi and missed, but Benintendi was ruled to have run outside of the baseline. I thought it was just a one-hitter.

Since 1908, 46 no-hitters have been pitched against AL East teams: four against the Blue Jays, five against the Rays, eight against the Yankees, 13 against the Red Sox and 16 against the Orioles.

Somehow, MLB's first no-hitter of the 2018 season came at the expense of its best team. It wasn't a clean hit, of course - shortstop Marcus Semien dropped the ball on the catch and was promptly charged with an error to preserve Manaea's no-hit bid.

Manaea, however, did not realize he had a no-hitter going until the eighth inning. Hanley Ramirez tipped his cap to Manaea with a tweet.

Betts hit a ball to the warning track with one out in the ninth. My heart was beating out of my chest.

At age 24, he made his Major League Baseball debut with Oakland in 2016, tossing five innings and allowing four runs to the Houston Astros.

"I mean, they were all messed over there, they had no idea", he said. The former Indiana State Sycamore struck out 10 and issued only two walks. "It's a big league hit, and they don't grow on trees". The Red Sox tried to make things interesting late when Andrew Benintendi was walked with two outs. He improved to 22-21 in his three-season career. RHP Tyler Thornburg (right shoulder surgery), who's at the team's extended spring training facility in Fort Myers, Florida, will join the team on Friday and could throw batting practice, Cora said. RHP Josh Lucas was sent to Triple-A Nashville in a corresponding move.

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