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Red Sox starter Bello’s no-hit bid foiled in 8th, Marlins top Boston 2-0

Red Sox starter Brayan Bello delivers a pitch in the first inning.
Red Sox starter Brayan Bello delivers a pitch in the first inning. AP Photo/Steven Senne

BOSTON (AP) — Jean Segura’s infield single broke up Brayan Bello’s no-hit bid with nobody out in the eighth inning, and the Miami Marlins followed with three more hits to break a scoreless tie and beat the Boston Red Sox 2-0 on Thursday night.

Bello held the Marlins hitless through seven, retiring major league batting leader Luis Arraez all three times he faced him. Arraez, who also drew an intentional walk in the eighth, saw his batting average drop from .396 to .392.

Bello (5-5) struck out five and walked one. He was charged with an earned run when Chris Martin relieved him and gave up an RBI single to Jon Berti that made it 1-0.


A base hit by Jesus Sanchez loaded the bases, Nick Fortes hit into a 5-2-3 double play and, after Arraez was intentionally walked to load the bases, Jorge Soler struck out to end the inning.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. added a solo homer in the ninth.

The Red Sox only managed one hit of their own in the first six innings against Marlins lefty Jesus Lazardo before chasing him in the seventh with back-to-back singles by Rafael Devers and Adam Duvall.

But reliever Andrew Nardi (6-1) pitched out of trouble by striking out Masataka Yoshida and getting Christian Arroyo on a comebacker to the mound. Boston registered just four hits in all, and also played sloppy defense.

A.J. Puk pitched the ninth for his 13th save.

Bello’s bid came one day after Yankees righty Domingo Germán threw the 24th perfect game in major league history. It was also the first no-hitter of the season.


Marlins: 1B Yuli Gurriel was scratched from the lineup after being hit in the face while taking grounders at first during batting practice. People rushed out to help him, and he was escorted off the field with a blood-stained towel covering his face. Arraez moved over to first base, and Segura took Gurriel’s No. 5 spot in the batting order.


Red Sox: LHP Chris Sale was cleared to throw following an MRI on his left shoulder. Sale threw from the pitching mound distance, but not at full speed. The 34-year-old Sale has been on the injured list since June 2.


Marlins: RHP Bryan Hoeing (1-1) will face Atlanta in the series opener against the Braves, who have not named a starter.

Red Sox: Open a three-game series in Toronto, with LHP James Paxton (3-1) facing RHP Jose Berrios (8-5).


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