Red Sox Wrap: Boston’s Fifth Walk-Off Loss Infused With Drama Vs. Braves

Boston has five walk-off losses on the year

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May 11

The Boston Red Sox lost another heartbreaker on Wednesday, dropping the second game of their two-game set against the Atlanta Braves, 5-3, at Truist Park.

Boston fell to 11-20 on the season while Atlanta improved to 15-17.

You can view the full box score here.

ONE BIG TAKEAWAY
The direction of an MLB baseball game can change in one pitch. That was the case on Wednesday, when Kevin Plawecki was called out on a pitch that missed the strike zone by a fairly large margin. If called correctly, that same pitch would have resulted in ball four, and a walked-in run for Boston. Instead, the inning ended, keeping the game tied at 3-3 into the ninth where Braves DH Orlando Arcia ended the night in walk-off fashion.

STARS OF THE GAME
— Trevor Story got the proverbial monkey off of his back on Wednesday. The Red Sox second baseman connected on his first home run with the club, sending a hanging breaking ball 422-feet over the centerfield wall.

— Matt Strahm continued his streak of strong outings on Wednesday, retiring three Atlanta batters on just 10 pitches for his fifth straight scoreless appearance.

— Orlando Arcia had himself quite the day for Atlanta, going 3-for-4 with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth.

WAGER WATCH
The Red Sox opened up the scoring with Trevor Story’s second-inning home run on Wednesday. Prior to first pitch, DraftKings Sportsbook had Story’s odds at +450 to hit one out. A $100 bet on Story would have paid out $450.

ON DECK AT NESN
The Boston Red Sox will look to rebound against Texas Rangers for a three-game set in Globe Life Field at 8:05 p.m. ET following an hour of pregame coverage. You can watch it all on NESN.

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