Monday, April 23, 2018

Delayed Price-Adjustment Costs Red Sox Game And Series, Lose To A's, 4-1

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After a shaky first inning, David Price settled down nicely through seven. With a pitch-count in the 80s, manager Alex Cora sent Price back out for the eighth—leaving him in one batter too long in a 4-1 loss to Oakland. In a nano-second, with two outs, a tight 1-1 game became a three-run deficit. Offensively, the Red Sox mustered only six hits—two by the surging Mitch Moreland. Sooner or later, this Boston juggernaut had to hit a few speed bumps, but something about the complete loss of offense in these last two games does not sit well. On to America Lite for the final leg of the road trip.