Royals - 000 000 000 - 0 0 1
Red Sox - 005 002 00x - 7 5 1
JON LESTER PITCHES A NO-HITTER!!!
9-0-0-2-9, 130 -- and he was hitting his spots all night long!
It's the first no-hitter by a Red Sox left-hander since Mel Parnell did it against the White Sox on July 14, 1956.
Luke Hochevar (3.94, 108 ERA+) / Jon Lester (3.95, 109 ERA+)
Hochevar wasn't at his sharpest last Wednesday night but he still managed to shut out the Tigers for six innings, giving up just four singles. He showed an ability to work out of jams ... This was his fifth start since being called up from Triple-A Omaha on April 20. In all but his first outing, he's pitched six or seven solid innings. With an effective sinker, he's been good at inducing ground balls...Hochevar has never faced any hitter on the Red Sox. ... Seven Royals are a combined 4-for-27 (.148/.273/.148) against Lester.
Tampa visits Oakland at 10 PM. The Yankees have the day off.
UPDATE: Nice short Q&A with hitting coach Dave Magadan about how David Ortiz began hitting off a batting tee for the first time on May 1. Since then, he has hit .354 and has been spraying the ball all over the field.