BOSTON — The Red Sox committed five errors, allowed 17 hits and scored just one run against the third-worst team and baseball, in one of, if not the worst performance Boston has had this season.
A pair of RBI singles from Nick Solak and former Red Sox Brock Holt put Texas up 2-0 in the first. As on Holt’s hit, center fielder Alex Verdugo made a nice throw to the plate — but Sox catcher Christian Vazquez blatantly missed the tag.
In the fourth, Brock Holt hit a two-out, 67.9 MPH dribbler to the right side. Kiké Hernandez came up with it, but airmailed the throw home and three more runs came in to score that inning to go along with a throwing error from Xander Bogaerts, all with two outs — as Eduardo Rodriguez lasted just 3 2/3 innings.
Garrett Richards surrendered a run in the fifth on a double, before Hansel Robles threw a scoreless frame despite a throwing error on an attempted pickoff. Adam Ottavino tossed a clean seventh, but Martin Perez engraved his name into the ugliness of the night. After two hits a run would score on a wild pitch, and an RBI single into right made it 8-1 before another single allowed two runs to score after Hunter Renfroe’s fielding error in right field.
The Red Sox were shut down by Jordan Lyles and one of the worst pitching staffs in baseball, being held to only five hits and one run. Kike Hernandez had the lone RBI on a single while Boston ran into two outs on the bases.
Boston will hope to get tomorrow’s game in, at 1 p.m. EST, but with a storm coming into the East Coast there’s great doubt that the game will be played. However, both teams have off days on Monday.
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