Red Sox-Royals: Tim Wakefield = Done, Boston Bullpen Blows Lead in Loss

Posted: 21st September 2009 by Amanda Bruno in MLB
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After tonight's performance, it appears this could or may be the last start for Tim Wakefield. The Boston Red Sox blew a 6-0 lead at one point, and in the bottom half of the fifth and sixth innings, Wakefield and the bullpen imploded, allowing nine runs as the Kansas City Royals rallied big time to defeat the visitors 11-9 at Kauffman Stadium. Wakefield struggled to get in five full innings but left with a 8-5 lead. That's when everything fell apart.  Manny Delcarmen came on in relief and continued his slumping September. He pitched only two-thirds of an inning and allowed four runs on three hits, a walk, and a strikeout. Daniel Bard took the loss (2-2) as he came on to pitch in the sixth and allowed two more runs on two hits and a walk. Billy Wagner was touched for a run as well in t ...

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