Recap - Sox blanked on 2 hits by Cubs

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

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Jake Arrieta (pictured) no-hit the Red Sox for 7.2 innings as the Chicago Cubs blanked the Red Sox 2-0 at Fenway Park. Stephen Drew, of all people, broke the no-hitter up with a single to right field. Arrieta struck out ten in the most dominant performance of his career.

The last time Red Sox were no-hit was April 22, 1993 by Seattle's Chris Bosio, who happens to be the current Cubs pitching coach.

The only base runner Arrieta allowed prior to Drew's hit was Mike Napoli who walked in the bottom of the fifth. A.J. Pierzynski led off the ninth inning with a pinch-hit single.

Nate Schierholtz hit a two-run home run into the Boston bullpen in the top of the fourth inning off Red Sox starter Jake Peavy who otherwise pitched well. He gave up five hits and two walks while striking out seven over six innings.

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