Thursday, August 25, 2016

Red Sox Blow 3-0 Lead, Fall In Extra Innings, 4-3

(AP Photo)
Rick Porcello was cruising along with a seemingly comfortable 3-0 lead. Then, the Rays started chipping away—tying the game in the seventh at 3-3. Then, the bullpen took over and—until the 11th—held its own. Sloppy fielding by Heath Hembree on what should have been the third out of that frame, led to the winning score in the 4-3 loss. On the bright side, David Ortiz got his 30th HR and 100th RBI on the same swing and the Blue Jays also lost. So, The Carmine Hose remain in a tie for first place with Toronto as they look to wrap up their 11 game road trip this afternoon.