Rougned Odor of the Texas Rangers reaches for a ball that falls between him and Leonys Martin against the Boston Red Sox in the sixth inning of Friday's game. The play was ruled an error, keeping alive a no-hitter for pitcher Yu Darvish. Darvish would lose his bid for the no-hitter with two outs in the ninth inning. (Ron Jenkins/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
Papi spoils Darvish perfecto and no-no bid
Darvish gave up another walk in the eighth, this one to shortstop Xander Bogaerts, but he made it through the inning with his no-hitter intact after striking out Jackie Bradley Jr. to end the inning.
Sizemore hit one of the few well-struck balls to left field, and Rangers left fielder Shin-Soo Choo almost misjudged the drive. But Choo leaped to make the catch for the second out of the fifth. Darvish then got Bogaerts to ground out to second to end the inning and remain perfect through 15 batters.
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre lined a double into the gap in left to score shortstop Elvis Andrus from first to give Texas the initial lead.
Texas exploded for five runs in the bottom of the fifth, highlighted by center fielder Leonys Martin’s two-run home run to right field that scored designated hitter Mitch Moreland and put the Rangers ahead 8-0.Notes: Boston was attempting to win three straight games for the first time all season. Coming in, the Red Sox had swept a two-game series against the Reds with a pair of 4-3 victories.