Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sox Suffer 'Striking' Loss; Lose Game One, 1-0

(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Hey, at least they weren't no-hit. It appeared the Red Sox would be skunked by their former prospect and four relievers until Daniel Nava secured a moral victory with a one-out single in the ninth inning. Before that, The Carmine Hose struck out seventeen times—barely putting any balls in play on the way to a 1-0 Game One loss. The only bright light was Jon Lester's brave performance—gutting through 6 1/3 innings. His one lapse was in the sixth. Miguel Cabrera drew a one-out walk, moved to second when Prince Fielder was hit, then former Red Sox player Victor Martinez beat out what could have been an inning-ending double play. PED-penalized Jhonny Peralta then knocked in the only run of the game. It was a dispiriting loss—especially with Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander in the wings.