Nothing's going right for Red Sox
In this roller-coaster season, team takes another unsettling dip
BOSTON -- Ineffective pitching, including not one, but two run-producing balks. Poor defense when it counted. No sustained offense.
And then there was the ejection of manager Terry Francona, whose first step onto the field to protest plate umpire Angel Hernandez's second-inning balk call on Tim Wakefield earned him an automatic early shower, by rule.
So that about sums up how sloppy and frustrated Boston looked in dropping a 9-2 decision to the heretofore offensively challenged, ...
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