Wade Miley was yanked after loading the bases in the bottom of the fifth Saturday. (Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)

Closing Time: Red Sox no-hit into sixth inning, lose behind rough outing from Wade Miley

May 30, 2015 - 6:09 pm
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The Red Sox dropped their second straight Saturday night as both their starting pitching and offense failed in an 8-0 loss to the Rangers. Wade Miley allowed six runs (five earned) on nine hits over four-plus innings of work, with a four-run fourth inning proving to be predictably costly on a night in which the Red Sox managed just five hits. Boston's bats were stifled by a rookie, as Rangers starting pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez was making his major league debut in the game. Gonzalez took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before David Ortiz, who made his return to Boston's lineup, doubled. The 22-28 Red Sox will look to even the series Sunday afternoon in Arlington. SWENSON GRANITE WORKS ROCK SOLID PERFORMER OF THE GAME: Gonzalez, who shined in his Major League debut. All in all, Gonzalez allowed two hits while striking out two and walking five batters over 5 2/3 innings of work. Vote on the Rock Solid Performer of the week and enter to win a VIP Boston Baseball Experience at weei.com/rocksolid. WHAT WENT WRONG FOR THE RED SOX - Miley was coming off his best outing in a Red Sox uniform, as he held the Angels to one run on four hits over eight innings last week. Saturday was a different story, as he allowed at least one hit in each of his four-plus innings before being yanked with the bases loaded and no out in the fifth. Miley is now 4-5 on the season. - Throwing home isn'€™t always a good thing. With the Rangers having already scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth to extend their lead to three, Brock Holt threw home on a grounder to shortstop with runners on second and third with one out. The throw wasn'€™t great, allowing Martin to score. On the next play, DeShields bunted to Miley, who threw the ball away in an attempt to get the lead runner at home. All runners advanced on the play as the Rangers built their lead to 5-0. - The Ortiz Laboratory does not focus on baserunning. After doubling to lead off the top of the sixth and advancing on a Hanley Ramirez groundout, Ortiz was caught in a rundown on a ground ball back to the mound from Pablo Sandoval. Gonzalez quickly threw to third, initiating a rundown in which Ortiz was tagged out in short order.  WHAT WENT RIGHT FOR THE RED SOX - At least Ortiz hit the aforementioned double. Boston'€™s designated hitter had just one hit over his previous five games before sitting out Thursday and Friday. - Mike Napoli went 1-for-1 with a pair of walks. His hit was a double to right field after Ortiz was thrown out in the rundown. Not only was that hit wasted by not scoring Ortiz, but Brock Holt struck out swinging right after to end the inning.

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