Jon Lester

Jon Lester (Photo by Dirk Lammers)

He might have fell 2⅔ innings short of a no-no on Sunday, but Jon Lester completed a no-no for the Boston Red Sox, eight years ago today.

On Monday, May 19, 2008, Lester no-hit the Kansas Royals for a 7-0 victory at Fenway Park. It was the fourth no-hitter caught by Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek, who set a new major league record. That record was tied by the Philadelphia Phillies’ Carlos Ruiz last year.

On Sunday pitching for the Chicago Cubs, Lester threw 6⅓ innings of no-hit ball at Wrigley Field before the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Sterling Marte popped a one-out single in the 7th.


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