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Teammates defend Alfonso Soriano

Updated: June 17, 2012, 9:08 AM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano drew the ire of Wrigley Field fans for his perceived lack of hustle on a line drive in the sixth inning of Saturday's loss to the Boston Red Sox.

On the play, Soriano scalded a ball down the third-base line with two men on and two outs and Chicago trailing the Red Sox 3-0. It initially appeared as if Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks was going to catch the ball, but he was unable to field the play cleanly. While Middlebrooks ...

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