Rookie no-hits reeling O's

In second career start, Red Sox's Buchholz delivers another blow to struggling club

Red Sox 10 Orioles 0

September 02, 2007|By Jeff Zrebiec | Jeff Zrebiec,Sun Reporter

BOSTON -- Ten days after becoming the first team in the modern era to give up 30 runs in a game, the Orioles suffered another dose of baseball indignity last night, getting no-hit by Boston Red Sox rookie pitcher Clay Buchholz, who was making just his second major league start.

On a warm night at Fenway Park, Buchholz, a 23-year-old right-hander who is considered Boston's top pitching prospect, became just the third pitcher since 1900 to throw a no-hitter in either his first or second major league start.

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Immediate impact

Clay Buchholz is the third pitcher since 1900 to throw a no-hitter in his first or second major league start and the second to accomplish the feat against the Orioles.

Pitcher Team Opp. Start Date

Bobo Hollomon Browns A's 1st 5/6/53 Wilson Alvarez W. Sox O's 2nd 8/11/91 Clay Buchholz R. Sox O's 2nd 9/1/07

Source: Elias Sports Bureau

No-hitters vs. Orioles

Last night was the sixth no-hitter against the Orioles.

Date Pitcher Opp. Score

5/5/62 Bo Belinsky L.A. 2-0

6/1/75 Nolan Ryan Cal. 1-0

4/15/87 Juan Nieves Mil. 7-0

8/11/91 Wilson Alvarez Chi. 7-0

4/4/01 Hideo Nomo Bos. 3-0

9/1/07 Clay Buchholz Bos. 10-0

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