Rodriguez's no-hit bid broken up after replay reversal

Eduardo Rodriguez continued his resurgent post-All-Star Break run for the Red Sox in Oakland on Sunday, but his start didn't come without a little intrigue - and potential controversy.

Valencia opened the ninth by drawing a walk from Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel, who entered the game after Eduardo Rodriguez allowed just one hit through the first eight innings. Brock Holt bobbled the ball, allowing Valencia to score from first for the walk-off win.

The lone hit was an infield single in the bottom of the eighth inning by the As' Marcus Semien, who smacked a grounder in E-Rod's direction. The ball kicked off his foot, and Rodriguez spun around in a circle searching for the ball beneath him before picking it up and firing to first for what originally was called an out.

A's manager Bob Melvin challenged the call, and it was quickly reversed on review.

Boston right-hander Rick Porcello carried a bid for a flawless game into the sixth inning of an 11-2 victory Saturday.

The Red Sox lefty was humming through almost eight no-hit innings of the best start of his young career and then. a little drama.

Boston right-hander Rick Porcello carried a bid for a ideal game into the sixth inning of an 11-2 victory Saturday.

Rodriguez retired Jake Smolinski on a grounder back to the mound to end the inning, and then was pulled before the start of the ninth.

Jon Lester tossed the most recent no-hitter for the Red Sox on May 19, 2008, against Kansas City.

"You know they're going to put some good swings on you and today a couple of balls were hit hard right at people, and that helped us", he said.

Ryan Madson (5-4) pitched the ninth for the win.

The game was delayed for about five minutes.

Ortiz received a standing ovation before his initial at-bat, when he struck out swinging to end the first. "He's performing as well as he ever has".

The scoreless day for the Red Sox came in stark contrast to their previous two games in Oakland, during which they scored a total of 27 runs.

Davis appreciated Graveman hanging tough for everybody.

The defeat ended a three-game winning streak for the Red Sox, who had blitzed the A's 16-2 and 11-2 in the first two games of the series. For the next out, Betts hustled down a liner by Billy Butler - another great play behind Rodriguez.

Athletics: RHP Raul Alcantara will make his major league debut Monday against the visiting Los Angeles Angels.

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