Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Red Sox Pitching Blows Another Late Lead, Fall, 4-3

(AP Photo)
A win would have moved Boston back to within a game of the lead in the AL East. Alas, it was not to be—despite a 3-1 lead going into the seventh inning. Drew Pomeranz could not hold that advantage, as the Rays tied it. Then, new bullpen-er Clay Buchholz coughed up the game-winning home run to Red Sox nemesis Evan Longoriain the eventual 4-3 loss. A double by Xander Bogaerts set up a 2-run Boston sixth to give them the brief advantage, and Hanley Ramirez knocked in two runs (including his 18th HR). All in all, a bad loss in a division that seems eminently winnable by any team that gets hot.