Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Red Sox Lose Dumb Inter-League Match-Up, 8-3

(Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
The idea that a team vying for the best record in their league has to schlep to Denver to play a late-season inter-league game is a travesty that Bud Selig will never live down. Not surprisingly, Boston dropped the game to the Rockies 8-3 on a night when David Oritz had to play first, John Lackey had to hit and Mike Napoli had to ride the pine. Lackey continued his post-All-Star-break road woes—giving up three solo HRs in the loss. Luckily, the A's were beaten 3-0 by the Angels, so Boston's 1-game edge for best record was maintained with four games to play.