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Mark Melancon sent to Triple-A

Updated: April 18, 2012, 5:50 PM ET
ESPNBoston.com

The Boston Red Sox on Wednesday sent struggling reliever Mark Melancon to Triple-A Pawtucket after one of the worst outings in major league history.

The 27-year-old Melancon faced six batters on Tuesday night and did not retire any, giving up three homers and walking two in Boston's 18-3 loss to the Texas Rangers.

He became the eighth pitcher in the past 90 years to allow three home runs without recording an out, and the first Red Sox reliever to allow a homer in three straight ...

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