Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Owens Loses 'Perfect' Bid, Sox Fall Back To Last, 5-2

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Through four innings, Boston's left-handed starter Henry Owens was perfect. He had a 2-0 lead and no Rays had reached. Then, Tampa began to chip away at the rookie's infallibility (note the reference to the visit of Pope Francis)—ultimately getting to him for five earned runs in the 5-2 loss. The defeat sent The Carmine Hose back into the AL East cellar—a warm, comfy and all-to-frequent resting place in 2015. Travis Shaw continued his hotting hitting lately—going 3-3 with 2 RBIs. The Red Sox also got multiple hit games from Mookie Betts (2-4) and Xander Bogaerts (2-3).