The Red Sox lost again on Wednesday, and it wasn't pretty. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Why you should have cared about Wednesday's Red Sox game: They kind of made it interesting (and lost)

DJ Bean
September 10, 2014 - 12:59 pm
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The Red Sox were in danger of being no-hit in a blowout Wednesday. Thanks to a five-run ninth, it just looked like a plain old normal 10-6 loss by the end of the game. Dan Butler ended Wei-Yin Chen'€™s perfect game bid at 16 batters by belting a one-out double in the sixth inning. Xander Bogaerts followed the next inning with a solo homer to make it 8-1, but it was the Sox'€™ busy ninth after giving up two more runs that made things interesting. Daniel Nava drove in two with a double and Carlos Rivero followed with a three-run homer. Wednesday marked the second straight day in which Bogaerts homered, bringing his total on the season to 11 dingers. "I'm just trying to end the season strong and end on a positive note," Bogaerts said after the game. Butler doubled again in the bottom of the eighth inning, but as was the case with his previous hit, he was left stranded as the Sox failed to score in the inning. Now for the bad stuff. Brandon Workman was shelled for the second time in his last three starts as he surrendered six hits and six runs, five of which were earned, over just three innings. He walked three batters and struck out three in tossing 62 pitches in the outing. Craig Breslow didn'€™t fare much better, as he allowed two earned runs over his two innings of relief work. Tommy Layne showed up both pitchers in the sixth inning by being the first Boston pitcher of the day to not allow a run, and Alex Wilson followed in the seventh by turning in the first 1-2-3 inning by a Sox pitcher. Junichi Tazawa tossed a clean eighth inning, with Edward Mujica surrendering four hits and two runs in the ninth inning. Chen ended up going seven innings, allowing three hits, one earned run, striking out four and walking none on 93 pitches.

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