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Garrett Richards loses his no-hit bid against the Red Sox in the seventh inning

Aug 9, 2014, 11:03 PM EDT

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Update (11:07 PM): And it’s over. Dustin Pedroia leads off the seventh with a single, ending Richards’ no-hit bid. Are we a jinx? You be the judge.

Angels starter Garrett Richards is currently working on a gem. The right-hander has made it through six innings without allowing a hit against the Red Sox tonight. The only blemishes on his record are two walks: one to David Ortiz in the fourth inning, and one to Mike Napoli to lead off the fifth.

The Angels took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on a two-run double by Albert Pujols. That has been the extent of the offense as Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz has pitched a decent game himself.

Richards, 26, was one of the five American Leaguers put on the Final Vote for July’s All-Star Game in Minnesota, but Chris Sale wound up with the nod. Entering tonight’s start, Richards had compiled a 12-4 record with a 2.58 ERA and a 152/48 K/BB ratio in 153 1/3 innings spanning 23 starts.

We’ll keep you updated here as Richards attempts to seal the deal at home against the Red Sox.

  1. Ayase Yano (綾瀬市 矢野) - Aug 9, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    I feel very sad that Koji-san can’t close that many games with the Red Sucks now.

    • slappymcknucklepunch - Aug 10, 2014 at 12:10 AM

      I feel for you,he was awesome last year.

  2. Caught Looking - Aug 10, 2014 at 12:36 AM

    Fourth time this season that a pitcher has taken a no-hitter into the seventh against the Red Sox.

    • slappymcknucklepunch - Aug 10, 2014 at 1:57 AM

      I was working during the game and missed it,but is it fair to say the Sox are really sucking when we all want them to play the kids.That is assuming they trotted out a a lineup of 4 rookies and whatever Middlebrooks is at this point.Kinda hoping for “Balmer” this season.Sorry proudlycanadien.I would like to see what the kids can do and the brief Cherington what he should do in the off season.

      I can see trading Middlebrooks for Puig/Kershaw if they pay 90 cents on the dollar,maybe getting Trout and King Felix for Buchholz,perhaps even Miggy and Verlander for Ortiz,Dare I say it?Yes I will,how about this blockbuster? Stanton,Fernandez and every draft pick ever for Mike Carp?

      I wonder why Cherington does not return my calls?

      Thank Dog there is WEEI.

  3. 1981titan - Aug 10, 2014 at 2:21 AM

    And for the second time in extra innings the Angels $40 million 3-4 hitters leave the winning run in scoring position. What value.

    • natstowngreg - Aug 10, 2014 at 2:39 AM

      Nats-Braves ended at 2:29 AM EDT, after 11 innings (following a 3:41 rain delay). Lo and behold, Red Sox-Angels is in the 16th.

      • Shayna - Aug 10, 2014 at 3:22 AM

        Well, it’s top of the 18th and counting. The All-Insomniac Trophy is on the line here.

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