Benintendi was batting with two outs in the top of the sixth inning when he grounded a ball to first base.
Initially Benintendi was called safe but the umpires conferenced on the field and it was ruled that the Red Sox runner illegally ran into foul territory to try and avoid the tag from Olson. But the umpires conferenced and ultimately called Benintendi out because he went outside the base line. There were two plays that came close to costing Manaea the no-hitter: 1) a pop-up in the fifth inning that hit a running Semien in the heel of the glove and popped out in shallow left field.
Manaea did need some help from a seldom enforced rule to keep the Sox out of the hit column completely.
Manaea, 26, cooled off a Red Sox team that had won eight in a row and 17 of 18.
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"Congratulations Sean Manaea, you were really good tonight bro", Ramirez tweeted. My heart was beating out of my chest. He was traded to Oakland during the 2015 season and made his major league debut in 2016.
"Honestly, it still doesn't feel real", Manaea said after the game.
"I've caught a lot of great pitchers in this game, and that was the most well-pitched, well-executed game I've ever had behind the plate", A's catcher Jonathan Lucroy said after the game. "Even after the last out, I couldn't imagine throwing a no-hitter in the big leagues, especially against a team like the Red Sox".
Until Saturday, the Red Sox had the second-longest streak without being no-hit in the majors, at 3,987 games... a record that was only eclipsed by the A's own streak. RHP Paul Blackburn (right forearm strain) threw on flat ground for a second straight day on Saturday, but the A's haven't established a timetable for his return, manager Bob Melvin said.