Monday, April 10, 2017

Red Sox And Chris Sale Lose A Heartbreaker In Motown

(AP Photo)
With two outs in the bottom of the eight inning, Chris Sale gave up a double, a walk and a single—letting in what proved to be the winning run in a 2-1 loss. Boston led 1-0 on a bases-loaded double play in the second inning—squandering a great opportunity to get to Justin Verlander early. That essentially ended up losing the game for Boston—as the Tiger right-hander went seven innings, giving up just that one run in the second. Sale was the heartbreak loser—going 7.2 innings and giving up just two runs on five hits. The lefty was dominant almost throughout—striking out 10 Tabbys. One could argue that—up over 100 pitches in the eighth—John Farrell should have lifted Sale with two on and two out. In any event, he didn't, and the team suffered a devastating loss to end a 1-3 road trip.