Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Rogelio Moret Can Breathe Easy; Sox Lose 6-4

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Jon Lester was trying to become the first Red Sox lefty to win his first seven starts in a season—a record held by Rogelio Moret in 1973. After getting the first two outs of the first inning, Lester lost his command and the result was a 3-0 deficit. Two more runs in the second pretty much assured Moret's place in Carmine Hose history, as Boston fell to the Pale Hose, 6-4. Jarrod Saltalamacchia was responsible for two of the Sox runs with a home run—and he almost got a second two-run shot that would have tied the game in the seventh. In addition to his two-RBI double, Will Middlebrooks nearly tied it again with a two-run shot in the ninth, but the 400-foot blast ended up going for a long out. Tonight, Boston battles the White Sox and severe weather on the South Side.