The Boston Red Sox’ streak of avoiding a no-hitter would have reached the 25-year mark today had the Oakland Athletics’ Sean Manaea not hurled his gem last night.
Manaea struck out 10 and walked two Saturday night en route to a 3-0 no-hit victory at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum for the last no-hitter against the Red Sox since Thursday, April 22, 1993. In that game at Seattle’s Kingdome, the Mariners’ Chris Bosio, pictured above, no-hit Boston for a 7-0 win. The Red Sox hade’t fallen victim to a no-no since … until Saturday night.
The streak was the second longest active streak in the majors. The Oakland Athletics’ streak, just shy of 27 years, dates back to Saturday, July 13, 1991, when four Baltimore Orioles pitchers no-hit the A’s for a 2-0 win at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum.
Both marks pale when compared to the Chicago Cubs’ streak, which nearly reached 50 years when the Philadelphia Phillies’ Cole Hamels zapped them at Wrigley Field on Saturday, July 25, 2015.