Monday May 06, 2013 | 06:02 AM

The Pawtucket Red Sox were no-hit in a 2-1 loss to the Durham Bulls Sunday. Jake Odorizzi, who was obtained by the Rays in the James Shields trade with Kansas City, pitched seven innings. His bullpen finished it off.

Pawtucket got its one run in the ninth on two walks, a sacrifice bunt and a sacrifice fly ... Steven Wright (1-1, 1.69) gave up a run in each of the first two innings for the loss.

The Sea Dogs also lost 5-4. Chris Martin, the second Portland reliever, allowed two inherited runs to score in the eighth. It was the first time that has happened to Martin, who still has a 0.00 ERA and still had four strikeouts in two innings. See the game story.

Portland starter Brandon Workman (still 4-0, with a 2.80 ERA) pitched 5 2/3 innings: 6 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K. Workman, who leads the staff with 42 strikeouts, is one of four prime pitching pitching prospects in the Portland rotation. See Sunday's column.

Henry Owens should be joining that Sea Dogs rotation sometime this year. The 20-year-old left-hander had 10 strikeouts Saturday night for Salem. He is 3-1 with a 2.25 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 32 innings.

Another pitcher with a lot of strikeouts was Yu Darvish on Sunday against the Red Sox. Like other Texas pitchers, Darvish used the slider effectively against Boston. See the story by Tim Britton of the Providence Journal.

The Sox are back at Fenway tonight, against Minnesota. The Sea Dogs are also home, with Matt Barnes on the mound. I'll be tweeting from Hadlock: @ClearTheBases


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