Koji Blows Save Sox Lose in 10 [VIDEO]
Oh it was ugly, as Koji Uehara blew his first save of the season, allowing a triple, a sacrifice fly, and a game winning home run in the 10th inning as the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, April 25th.
To be fair, the Red Sox were extremely lucky to have tied the game, thanks to some inept defense by the Baltimore Orioles. In the top of the ninth, the Red Sox got a walk by Dustin Pedroia, two infield singles, by Hanley Ramirez and Mike Napoli and loaded the bases. Pablo Sandoval grounded down to Manny Machado at 3rd base, who tagged the base and threw wildly to first allowing the Red Sox to score a run and tie the game. But, Allen Craig struck out to end the inning with Napoli on 3rd and Sandoval on 2nd.
In the top of the 10th, Xander Bogaerts took the first pitch and drove it to right field, to give the Red Sox the 4-3 lead.
That was until the Orioles scored twice for the walk off win. Adam Jones tripled to right, a ball that Allan Craig dove for and the ball got by him going to the wall for the triple. Chris Davis flew out to left, scoring Jones and then David Lough hit his first career walk off homer.
Justin Masterson pitched well for the Red Sox, going 7 innings allowing 3 runs, striking out 3, walking 1 and giving up 7 hits. Matt Barnes, recalled from Pawtucket earlier in the day when Shane Victorino went on the disabled list, pitched 2 scoreless innings , allowing 2 hits and striking out 1.
These two teams finish their three game series Sunday afternoon with the pregame starting at 12:50 and first pitch at 1:35 on AM 1370 WDEA. Wade Miley pitches for the Red Sox He is 1-1 with a 6.08 ERA. Bud Norris 0-2 with a 17.42 pitches for Baltimore. Boston is now in a 3-way tie for first place with a 10-8 record, tied with the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays.