Recap - Sox rally late but still lose

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

The Red Sox rallied from a 4-0 deficit to tie the game in the sixth inning, only to lose in eleven 5-4 to the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park on Saturday afternoon.

Matt Barnes was the loser in relief, giving up the go-ahead run on Russell Martin's tenth home run of the season in the top of the eleventh.

Photo courtesy of the Associated Press
Your 2015 Red Sox can be summed up nicely in the picture to the left of catcher Sandy Leon and third baseman Pablo Sandoval colliding on a foul pop-up that should have been a routine out.

Except that nothing...absolutely routine for the 2015 Red Sox.

What's happening this year almost makes you long for the days of 2011 and chicken and beer. At least that had some entertainment value. This is simply embarrassing on every level.

Clay Buchholz started for Boston and found himself in a 4-0 hole in the top of the third inning with the Blue Jays scoring three in the second and one in the third. He pitched six innings charged with those four runs (all earned) on eight hits and a walk while striking out seven.

The Red Sox scored three times in the bottom of the fourth inning. Xander Bogaerts singled home Hanley Ramirez with the first Boston run; Sandoval drove in two more with a single.

David Ortiz tied the game in the bottom of the sixth with his eighth home run of the year off Toronto starting pitcher R.A. Dickey.

Ramirez and Sandoval each had two hits for the Red Sox.

Following the game the team activated LHP Edwin Escobar from the 15-day DL and optioned him to AAA Pawtucket.

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