MIAMI (AP) — Boston’s Nick Pivetta has not allowed a hit through six innings of Thursday’s game against the Miami Marlins, and the Red Sox lead 2-0.

Pivetta has struck out nine and walked two. He has thrown 54 of his 77 pitches for strikes. The 31-year-old right-hander has thrown two career complete games, the last against the Houston Astros on May 18, 2022.

Miami’s Jazz Chisholm Jr. walked to lead off the fourth and was thrown out attempting to steal second. Josh Bell drew a two-out walk in the fourth inning before Pivetta struck out Jesús Sánchez to end the inning.

Boston shortstop Ceddanne Rafaela made a leaping stab of a liner hit by the Marlins’ Vidal Brujan in the third to help preserve the no-hit bid.

Jon Lester was the last Red Sox pitcher to throw a no-hitter, posting the 18th in club history against the Kansas City Royals on May 19, 2008.

Houston’s Ronel Blanco has the only no-hitter in the major leagues this season. The 30-year-old right-hander accomplished the feat in season debut outing on April 1.

Rafael Devers has knocked in both Boston runs with RBI groundouts in the first and sixth innings.