Oakland’s Sean Manaea Pitches No-Hitter Against Boston
Athletics ace cools red-hot Red Sox to pick up first no-hitter of 2018.
Oakland A’s ace Sean Manaea should get an extra asterisk in the records books next to his 3-0 win — the first no-hitter of the 2018 Major League Baseball season. Because the dominant 108-pitch effort, which included 10 strikeouts and just two walks, came at the expense of a Red Sox team dominating the majors in hitting.
Boston entered the game with a 17-2 record, while Oakland was 9-11. But for one day at least, the underdog had their day.
“I didn’t even think about it until I looked up in the seventh or eighth,” Manaea told reporters after the game, “and I was like, ‘Oh my God, why is there still a zero on there?’”
After closing out his masterful performance, Manaea became the first A’s pitcher to throw a no-hitter since Dallas Braden’s perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays in 2010.
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