In a six-day period, the Athletics won their 50th anniversary game 10-2 against Chicago before a crowd of 46,028 who enjoyed free admission and parking, captured a game that lasted almost six hours, beating the White Sox in 14 innings, got a no-hitter from left-hander Sean Manaea against the Red Sox, and took two of three from the hottest team in baseball.
Outside of the no-hitter, Sean Manaea has been stellar in 2018, with an ERA below 2.00 and a 3-2 record - with a team lacking fire-power.
This was the first no-hitter in the majors since Miami's Edinson Volquez pitched the only one of the 2017 season against Arizona on June 3.
"Honestly, it still doesn't feel real", Manaea said after the game. Mariners lefty Chris Bosio was the last pitcher to no-hit the Red Sox, a feat he accomplished nearly exactly 25 years ago on April 22, 1993.
It gave the Athletics a series win against a Boston team which came in with a 17-2 record. Bartolo Colon came within six outs of a ideal game last Sunday, while Tyson Ross went deeper into the game - four outs away from a no-hitter for the San Diego Padres earlier this week. "But the situation the game was in, they might have been searching for something and they found it", said Benintendi to the Boston media after the game. The right-hander struck out three and walked two in throwing 107 pitches. He's just commanding his pitches better and staying more consistent.
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Khris Davis hops out of the batters box while watching the flight of his three-run eighth inning home run.
For Mengden, who opened the homestand with eight strong innings in an 8-1 win over the White Sox, it was his second strong outing although he got no decision.
Of course, Benintendi and the Red Sox were none too pleased about it. Four innings later, the lefty offered the right-handed hitter the same pitch in nearly the exact same location. Sean Manaea retired Boston's lineup only to allow three baserunners on two walks.
Tigers 12, Royals 4: Nicholas Castellanos and Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs apiece as the Detroit Tigers rolled over the struggling Kansas City Royals. Manaea didn't know it had been ruled an error, rather than a hit, until the eighth inning.
PHILLIES 6, PIRATES 2: Rhys Hoskins hit a go-ahead three-run homer, Aaron Nola tossed seven impressive innings and Philadelphia won at home.
Gleyber Torres had a tough time at the plate in his first major league game.
Devers' grand slam against the Los Angeles Angels was his third home run of the season.