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Manaea gets congrats from Trout for no-no

A's lefty earns co-Player of the Week honors after historic start
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ARLINGTON -- A's lefty Sean Manaea has quite the fan club these days.

The star-studded membership list includes Mike Trout, who reached out to the no-hitter author via Twitter.

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ARLINGTON -- A's lefty Sean Manaea has quite the fan club these days.

The star-studded membership list includes Mike Trout, who reached out to the no-hitter author via Twitter.

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"Trout DM'd me and said congrats," Manaea said. "I thought that was pretty cool."

Two days removed from pitching the seventh no-hitter in Oakland A's history, Manaea is still sorting through 200-plus messages on his phone, plus dozens more on Twitter and Instagram. The congratulatory notes continued Monday, when Manaea was named American League co-Player of the Week with Baltimore's Manny Machado.

"I think that's pretty exciting and obviously well-deserved," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "Machado must've had a heckuva week if he tied Manaea."

Video: Must C Classic: Sean Manaea no-hits the Red Sox

Machado went bonkers at the plate, batting .500 with five home runs and eight RBIs over six games to earn the award for the fourth time in his career. Manaea's doings, of course, were historical.

It was the first no-hitter by an A's pitcher since Dallas Braden orchestrated a perfect game against the Rays on May 9, 2010. Manaea did it against the red-hot Red Sox, who claimed wins in 17 of their first 19 games before dropping two straight to the A's.

Manaea baffled Boston's hitters, striking out 10 in what was also the first complete game of his career. The 26-year-old has since been reliving the momentous memory in his head, freely admitting that he can't stop watching the highlights.

Tweet from @HanleyRamirez: Enjoying a session of post-Manaea group therapy lmao 🤣#GoBruins 🏒🥅 pic.twitter.com/rRYeo8zI4s

Only on Sunday, after a late arrival in Texas, was Manaea finally able to get the sleep that eluded him the night of the no-hitter.

"It's been crazy," he said. "Everybody is super excited and pouring on the love. It's awesome seeing all the support I have back home and all the places I've been to. It's pretty awesome hearing from all the people I've met throughout the years because of baseball.

"I'm just trying to soak it in and relive that moment, but there's going to come a time when I gotta start moving on. I'm not going to say I'm not going to watch it again, because I am most likely, but it's starting to get to a point where I got to focus on the Astros."

Video: BOS@OAK: Manaea on pitching the A's 12th no-hitter

Manaea will face the defending World Series champions this weekend in Houston, looking to improve upon a stellar start to the 2018 campaign. He has a 1.23 ERA through five starts.

Jane Lee has covered the A's for MLB.com since 2010.

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