Paul Byrd pitched 7.1 innings last night and did not walk a batter and he did not record a strikeout.
It was the first time a Red Sox pitcher pitched at least seven innings with no walks or strikeouts since Bret Saberhagen did it just over 10 years ago (vs Angels, July 31, 1998).
Since 1956, Boston starters have done it only nine times. The last pitcher before Saberhagen? Roger Clemens, also against the Angels, July 21, 1987. Byrd is the only one of the nine pitchers to get tagged with a loss, however.
If we drop the innings pitched to at least six, we get 14 games, including Curt Schilling's outing against the Orioles last year (August 12). And Bob Stanley is on this list three times, including twice in 1979.