Eduardo Rodriguez nearly went eight full innings without allowing a hit to the Athletics. He lost his no-hit bid after the A’s challenged a ruling on a close play at first base.
Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien broke up Eduardo Rodriguez's no-hit bid with a two-out infield single in the eighth inning of Sunday's game, a hit that was originally ruled an out.
Semien hit a grounder back at Rodriguez, who stopped the ball with his foot, picked it up and threw to first. Seimien was called out, but Oakland challenged the umpire's decision. After an instant replay review, the call was overturned to rule Semien safe at first base. You can view the play below:
Rodriguez was trying to become the first Red Sox starter to throw a no-hitter since Jon Lester's no-no of the Kansas City Royals on May 19, 2008. There have been 18 no-hitters in Red Sox history.
Oakland was last no-hit by the Baltimore Orioles on July 13, 1991.
Rodriguez entered Sunday's start with a 4.89 ERA and 2–6 record in his 12 starts on the year.
Cubs ace Jake Arrieta's no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds in April is the lone no-hitter of 2016. There were seven no-hitters by pitchers in 2015.