Post by Mark Richard on May 20, 2008 20:58:37 GMT -5
BOSTON (AP)—Rookie Justin Masterson pitched 6 1-3 strong innings one day after Jon Lester’s no-hitter against Kansas City and the Boston Red Sox silenced the Royals bats again in a 2-1 victory Tuesday night.
The 23-year-old Masterson (1-0) allowed one run on three hits in his second major league start. Jonathan Papelbon ended a bases-loaded threat in the eighth by striking out Billy Butler and pitched a perfect ninth—with two more strikeouts—for his 13th save in 15 opportunities.
The Red Sox needed Masterson after a rainout Friday night forced them to play a doubleheader on Saturday. He was recalled Tuesday from Double-A Portland.