Red Sox allow four ninth inning runs, ultimately fall in extras

The Red Sox appeared to be on their way to their sixth straight win, but things fell apart rather quickly and unexpectedly.

With the Red Sox leading 7-3 going into the bottom of the ninth inning, Alex Wilson and Koji Uehara combined to allow the four runs and the Angels to force extra innings. It was there where Josh Hamilton hit a walk-off home run in the 11th inning to give the Angels a 9-7, come from behind win.

Starter Ryan Dempster had another solid outing, and although it wasn’t the prettiest it was still good enough for another quality start. Dempster went 6 1/3 innings allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits while striking out four. Andrew Miller came in to relive Dempster, but after allowing a single he appeared to injure his ankle when backing up home plate and was immediately taken out of the game.

Andrew Bailey came in and got an inning ending double play before pitching a scoreless eighth inning. Wilson loaded the bases in the ninth, which forced Uehara to come in and he allowed two straight singles, making it 7-6. It then appeared he got the game-ending ground out, but third baseman Brandon Synder overthrew second base allowing the tying run to score.

The Sox offense continues to impress of late as their 12 hits marked the 14th straight game where the team has had nine or more hits. Daniel Nava led the offense going 4-for-6, while Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Dustin Pedroia each had two hits in the loss. With a single in the first inning Jacoby Ellsbury was able to extend his hitting streak to 16 games.

The teams will conclude their weekend series tomorrow night (8:05, ESPN) which will see John Lackey take on his former team and be opposed by Jared Weaver.

What they’ll be saying: After going through a tough stretch, Dempster has quietly put together a consistent last month or so as seven of his last eight outings have been quality starts. The one issue for the veteran continues to be the number of home runs allowed. He allowed two Saturday night, which brings his season-total to 19, which is second in all of baseball … The back end of the Sox bullpen is beginning to become more and more of a concern as Wilson needed to get the final three outs and give Uehara a night off. Maybe this is the reason why John Farrell continues to use his core relief pitchers a lot, because the other guys just cannot get it done …  The injury to Miller is particularly concerning, especially if he will be out long-term. He has emerged as the lefty specialist in the bullpen and pitched very well of late.



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