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Boston pitcher throws a no-hitter

lestera.jpgBoston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester threw a no-hitter in a 7-0 win over the Kansas City Royals at Boston. What makes it more inspiring is that Lester came back after battling testicular cancer analaplastic large cell lymphoma two seasons ago.

"Really, words can't describe it right now," Lester said.

A diving catch by Jacoby Ellsbury in the fourth inning (see it here) helped save the no-no.

Leave it to TNT's Charles Barkley to interject some humor into the situation. TNT broke into its NBA coverage to show the final out and Barkley quipped, "Shouldn't it count as half a no-hitter if you do it against the Royals?" --Jim Buzinski