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Red Sox Fall in Extras 6-5 to League-Worst Tigers; Multiple Missed Chances Come Back to Haunt Them

The Red Sox fell to the Tigers Wednesday night, in quite a frustrating loss. The Red Sox were not able to capitalize on several chances, and it came back to haunt them.

Martin Perez went 5.2 innings, allowing three runs (two earned) off six hits, while striking out six and walking two batters. Sawamura, Ottavino and Barnes would all pitch scoreless innings, but Garrett Whitlock would surrender a three-run jack in the 10th to make it 6-3 Tigers.

Offensively, it was quiet for the Red Sox. In the first seven innings, just one run crossed the plate for the Red Sox. But in the eighth inning, with a runner on, JD Martinez would hit a two-run big fly into right-center field to tie it up at 3-3.

In the ninth inning, the Red Sox would load the bases. Xander Bogaerts would hit a line drive into left that would be caught by LF Robbie Grossman to end the inning, and send it to extras. The ball had an expected batting average of .720.

In the 10th, down 6-3, the Red Sox would rally again. Marwin Gonzalez would drive in the runner that started out on second base, followed by a Kevin Plawecki single. Kevin Plawecki would hit a chopper back to the pitcher, but he couldn’t get to it allowing a run to score. But Bobby Dalbec and Kike Hernandez would record a pair of outs to end the ballgame.

 

Photo Credit: Charles Kupa

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