Friday, August 31, 2012

Red Sox Set Franchise Record With Series Loss

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It's too bad the fans of Southern California can't appreciate it, but their Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Orange County California United States North America Earth just swept the Boston Red Sox in their season series. After a dismal 5-2 loss to the Halos, Boston is now a full eight games under .500 and the newest member of the Seventy Losses Club. Wo-hoo!

That's not even the best part. Are you ready, Nation? The Red Sox had never before been swept in a season series of at least six games by any opponent in franchise history. Jon Lester at least gave the bullpen a rest, but fell behind 5-1 in the fourth and that was basically it. James Loney had his best game as a member of the Red Sox, going 3 for 4 with his first AL home run. On to the Oakland juggernaut!