On This Date 8/30/2000
Pedro Martinez of the Boston Red Sox hit Gerald Williams of the Tampa Bay Rays to lead off the game at Tropicana Field. Williams angered charges the mound leading to a bench-clearing brawl. Pedro, who was knocked over, recovers and flirts with a no-hitter as retires the next 24 batters. John Flaherty would lead off the ninth with a single, but it was the only other runner allowed by Pedro who leads Boston to an 8-0 win, allowing one hit, while recording 13 strikeouts.