Red Sox pitcher Rodriguez hasn't allowed a hit against A's

Boston Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Eduardo Rodriguez of the Boston Red Sox has not allowed a hit by the Oakland Athletics through six innings of a scoreless game.

Mookie Betts made a running, basket catch in right field at his knees on a hard line drive by Khris Davis in the fourth. For the next out, Betts hustled down a liner by Billy Butler – another great play behind Rodriguez.

Boston right-hander Rick Porcello carried a bid for a perfect game into the sixth inning of an 11-2 victory Saturday. Jake Smolinski broke that one up with a double, then got hit by a pitch in the exact same situation Sunday with one out in the sixth.

Jon Lester tossed the last no-hitter for Boston on May 19, 2008, against Kansas City.