Some days you drop the bomb, and some days, it’s dropped on you.
Two days after the Tampa Bay Rays clobbered Minnesota, 19-0, the Rays lost their worst-ever game, a 19-2 verdict to the Boston Red Sox. The 17-run loss beat 15-run defeats in 1998 and 2012 to Minnesota.
Jackie Bradley Jr. hit two home runs and drove in five for Boston.
Pitcher Jose De Leon made his debut, allowing four runs on two hits and two walks. Hanley Ramirez hit a three-run homer.
“I just couldn’t locate my fastball,” said De Leon. Perhaps he should have looked on the other side of the fence.