Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 5/10/14
Texas Rangers starter Yu Darvish again came oh-so-close to twirling a no-hitter. Darvish was one out away from pitching a no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox on Friday, but David Ortiz had other plans. Ortiz broke up Darvish’s no-hitter with two outs on the ninth inning on a single past the Rangers’ infield shift and into right field. This marks the second time in Darvish’s career that the right-hander has come up one out short of tossing a no-hitter. Darvish also lost a no-hitter with two outs in the ninth inning against the Houston Astros on April 2, 2013. Like that 2013 outing, Darvish was lifted immediately following his opponent’s first hit. Darvish exited Friday’s gem after striking out 12 and walking two over 8 2/3 innings. He threw 126 pitches (82 strikes). Darvish actually carried a perfect game into the seventh inning. His bid for perfection was broken up on a strange play in which a popup fell between second baseman Rougned Odor and right fielder Alex Rios. The play was scored an error, though the ruling could have gone either way. Watch Ortiz break up the no-hitter with a ninth-inning single below. Your browser does not support iframes.Filed under: Boston Red Sox, MLB, Ricky Doyle, Texas Rangers, Top Stories

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