Cook needed just 54 pitches through the first five innings, holding the Baltimore Orioles hitless to that point. With a 2-0 lead, he retired the first batter of the inning before issuing a walk to Nick Markakis. JJ Hardy broke up the no-hitter with a single to left, which was followed by an RBI single by Nate McClouth to make it 2-1 Boston.
What followed sums up the Red Sox season thus far.
Cook got Adam Jones to hit a sharp grounder back to him, and made a good play to snag the ball. But when he quickly turned and fired to second, the throw was wild and found itself heading to left-center. Instead of at least getting one out — and likely an inning ending double play — Hardy came around to tie it 2-2 and the Orioles had runners on first and third, still with one out "
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