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.
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