No relief pitcher has given up more home runs than Edward Mujica.
The Boston Red Sox right-hander gave up his third home run of the season Wednesday, tied for the most of any reliever in all of Major League Baseball. This time the homer was surrendered to Jake Elmore, who was just recalled from the minors before Wednesday’s game.
The home run — the final run of a six-run rally by Tampa Bay that saw the Red Sox blow a four-run lead of their own — dotted the exclamation point on Wednesday’s Red Sox collapse, giving Tampa a two-run lead they never surrendered. Tampa won the game 7-5.
Mujica felt he pitched well, though, despite giving up the go-ahead runs.
Check out his comments in the video above.
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