Scoring three runs in the first inning is a great start to a baseball game, but the Boston Red Sox couldn’t turn that into a win against the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday.
The Jays followed up in the first with three runs of their own to knot the score. Third baseman Xander Bogaerts put Boston ahead with an RBI double in the fifth but made a costly throwing error in the very next inning that allowed the Jays to get ahead. The Red Sox couldn’t make any more noise against starter R.A. Dickey or the Toronto bullpen after that and lost 6-4.
“The knuckleball is so unpredictable,” first baseman Mike Napoli said. “We got it going early and kind of shut down. We had some opportunities but couldn’t come up with anything.”
Check out more of what Napoli had to say in the video above.