Ryan Dempster may have staved off the starting job executioner. The righty—well-rested thanks to his A-Plunk suspension—actually carried a no-hitter through five innings last night in a tight 4-3 Red Sox win. He went 6 1/3 and gave up three earned runs. The key hits for Boston were another RBI single for Shane Victorino and a two-run single for David Ortiz (breaking up an 0-23 string). The Carmine Hose had a 4-0 lead over the Pale ones, but Chicago stormed back to within one. Koji Uehara got his 15th save with another 1-2-3 ninth. Billy Beane's Boys helped out with a 4-3 win over Tampa (with ex-Red Sox Jed Lowrie and Coco Crisp hooking up to produce the winning run). Boston's lead is now 3.5 over the Rays.