Sox 11th Inning Miscue Gives Rays Win [VIDEO]
The Red Sox had two chances on one play to get the last out in the bottom of the 11th inning, but could not. It cost them a 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.
With the score tied 3-3 in the 11th, relief pitcher Heath Hembree muffed a flip throw by first baseman Travis Shaw that should have been the final out.
Then, Hembree picked up the ball and threw to homeplate to get runner Luke Maile trying to score but catcher Sandy Leon could not handle the throw.
In stunning fashion, the Rays walked off with the win.
It was just the third loss in 13 games but it did cost the Sox a chance to move into first place alone. Toronto lost as well.
The other troubling storyline from last night's game was the knee injury to rookie Andrew Benintendi. He got doubled off second base in the 8th inning. As he tried to avoid the tag, he rolled his ankle and strained his knee. Benintendi had to be helped off the field. Further testing will be done today.
On the bright side, David Ortiz hit home run #30. He is now the oldest player to reach that mark and the oldest to hit 30 homers and have 100 RBI.
The fourth and final game of the series in Tampa is today at 1:30pm.