Pivetta has no-hitter for Red Sox through 6 against Rays


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Boston Red Sox pitcher Nick Pivetta has a no-hitter through six innings against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night.

Pivetta retired his first nine batters before Brandon Lowe walked leading off the fourth. The right-hander issued his second free pass to Yandy Díaz with one out in the fifth, one batter before right fielder Hunter Renfroe made a leaping catch on the warning track to take away an extra-base hit from Ji-Man Choi.

Lowe also reached base in the sixth with two outs when he was hit by a pitch.

Tampa Bay starter Michael Wacha took a no-hitter into the fifth before Christian Vázquez got the game’s first hit with two outs when he lifted a soft fly ball to center field on a half-swing against an 88 mph changeup.

Pivetta has eight strikeouts and two walks. He’s thrown 85 pitches.

The game was scoreless through six innings.

More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

No posts to display