Darvish 1 out shy of no-no, Rangers rout Red Sox - NBC Sports

Darvish 1 out shy of no-no, Rangers rout Red Sox
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz works against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, May 9, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
May 9, 2014, 11:31 pm

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Yu Darvish came within one out of a no-hitter for the second time, giving up only a ninth-inning single to David Ortiz in the Texas Rangers' 8-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.

Darvish took a perfect game into the seventh before Ortiz reached on a two-out error by right fielder Alex Rios. The right-hander walked his next batter and another in the eighth but went into the ninth looking for the first no-hitter in the majors this season.

Dustin Pedroia grounded out and Shane Victorino struck out, bringing Ortiz to the plate. With the crowd in a frenzy, the big slugger hit a sharp grounder through Texas' defensive shift on the right side of the diamond for a clean single.

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