The Boston Red Sox keep finding new ways to lose.
The Sox once held a four-run lead Thursday but allowed eight consecutive runs, including four in the ninth inning, in a frustrating 8-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park.
At the center of the collapse was Pablo Sandoval, who couldn’t handle Blake Swihart’s throw to third base on a ninth inning bunt attempt that allowed the go-ahead run to score. Sandoval’s error was his second of the game and seventh of the season, a team high.
After the game, though, Sandoval didn’t shirk responsibility, shouldering the blame for his miscue and insisting the team will everything it can to try to turn things around.
“It’s tough, but you have to keep your head up,” Sandoval told reporters. “Tomorrow is another day. It was a tough game, tough situations right there, (but) we try to do the best out there, try to make a play, try to do everything out there to win games.”
Hear more from Sandoval about what happened on his error in the video above.
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