Oakland Athletics defeat Boston Red Sox, 3-0

OAKLAND - It seemed unlikely that any talk last night of a no-hitter would not refer to Jon Lester's efforts from earlier in the week.

Those were the pregame questions, of how he would bounce back and how he would come out in today's game. There was hardly a mention made of the pitchers throwing in last night's game, and certainly not in those terms.

Until the game actually started.

Though a no-hitter didn't come through twice in one week in games involving the Re...

OAKLAND, Calif.—Justin Duchscherer carried a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, Ryan Sweeney homered and the Oakland Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 3-0 on Saturday night for their first series win in their past five.

Duchscherer (4-3) outdueled Josh Beckett and had a perfect game going into the sixth before he plunked Jason Varitek to start the inning. David Ortiz broke up the no-hit bid with a single up the middle with one out in the seventh.

Duchscherer struck ...