Wednesday, July 26, 2017

In Extras Sox Drop Fourth Straight, Lose To M's, 6-5

(AP Photo)
There have been lots of 2017 Red Sox losses that could qualify for "worst loss of the year"—but last night's might actually take the cake. After being down 3-0 early, Boston rallied to tie and surpass Seattle, 4-3. After another knotting, the Red Sox went ahead again 5-4 in the top of the 13th inning. Then, former Mariner Doug Fister happened—again. Fister—who went 2.2 innings—coughed up two runs (including the game-winner) in a bizarre bottom of the 13th. Wiped away were key offensive contributions by Hanley Ramirez (17th HR) and Dustin Pedroia (two-run double). Drew Pomeranz could only go five innings—giving up three earned runs—while delivering 105 pitches in the 6-5 loss. Boston now leads the division by one slim game on this disastrous road trip.