Boston Red Sox defeat Los Angeles Angels, 4-2

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Welcome to the No-Hit Zone of Major League Baseball, 2010.

Must be the season of the pitch.

Red Sox players stopped in their tracks a few times while warming up for the series opener against the Angels Monday night. Shagging in the outfield, Jon Lester found himself checking out the big video board in center where Tampa Bay’s Matt Garza and Detroit’s Max Scherzer were locked in a double no-hit bid in the sixth inning at Tropicana Field.

“Yeah, I was...

ANAHEIM, Calif. — John Lackey arrived at Angel Stadium four hours before the first pitch was thrown last night, headphones wedged into his ears and a look of grim determination on his face.

Monday had been his day to say hello to old friends at the park. Now it was time to go to work.

In his return to the stadium he once called home, Lackey was booed long and loud by fans who chose to remember he left as a free agent and not the eight years he was their ace, or the W...