Boston Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon blew the save and the game against the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night as the Tigers came back to score two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning and beat the Red Sox 10-9.
Papelbon gave up two hits and two runs in the ninth inning has he dropped his first game of the season. Usually Red Sox fans see Papelbon come right in and shut down the other team in the ninth inning but that didn’t happen against the Tigers.
Clay Buchholz got the start for the Red Sox and pitched four inning as he was pulled after giving up ten hits and five runs. Julian Tavarez pitched one inning after Bucholz and gave up four hits and three runs. David Aardsma, Javier Lopez, and Hideki Okajima all pitched after Tavarez and before Papelbon without giving up a run.
Kevin Youkilis and Mike Lowell both hit home runs at the plate for the Red Sox. Both players also finished with three rbi in the game. Jed Lowrie, Dustin Pedroia, and David Ortiz all had one RBI in the game.
The Red Sox are now 22-14 on the season. Red Sox Blog