The Boston Red Sox are in turmoil right now. Not even during the worst parts of the 2012 season, did they lose nine games in a row. And the worst part, they found another way to lose.
In the bottom of the 15th inning, Andrew Miller got Tampa Bay Rays CF Desmond Jennings to ground out on a comebacker. Unfortunately for whatever reason, the defense thought he might bunt and wasn’t ready.
So when Miller got the ball, he did what he was supposed to do. Turn to second and throw to the man covering the ball. But, Dustin Pedroia wasn’t there and the throw went into center field allowing Cole Figueroa to score to give the Rays the 6-5 win.
Jake Peavy started this one and blew the five-run lead he was given. He allowed five runs on eight hits and a walk in six innings of work. Six relievers kept the Rays scoreless until the fateful 15th.
Brock Holt and Xander Bogaerts had two hits for the Red Sox. Bogaerts did leave the game in the bottom of the 11th with a hamstring cramp. A.J. Pierzynski had a three-run home run while Mike Carp had an RBI on a hit-by-pitch. Jonny Gomes had the other RBI on a sac fly.
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