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The scoreboard told the story as the Cubs posted 16 runs on the Red Sox in Wednesday's ugly loss.
Before the game, injured Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino and Austin Pierzynski, son of Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski followed the flight of a ball hit over them during batting practice.
Brandon Workman nearly didn’t survive the first inning as he allowed three runs and threw 30 pitches. The Sox had Felix Doubront warming up as the inning finally ended.
Justin Ruggiano (20) drilled a home run off the AAA sign above the Monster Seats.
Anthony Rizzo walked, stole second, and scored on a single by Starlin Castro.
Workman (1-2) had the worst start of his career, giving up six runs on five hits and three walks over just four innings.
Xander Bogaerts, who entered the game hitting .130 in his last 100 at-bats, continued his frustration by grounding to shortstop in the second inning.
Dustin Pedroia was 3 for 5 with a walk and an RBI for the Sox.
Brock Holt continued to hit well for the Sox and had three hits.
Bogaerts struck out looking with the bases loaded and two outs to end the bottom of fourth inning.
Overall, he’s made the final out of an inning 77 times, and he’s hit .000 in 28 plate appearances with runners in scoring position since June 1.
Since June 1 Bogaerts entered Wednesday night’s game against the Cubs hitting .130 with two doubles, three homers, and 29 strikeouts in 100 at-bats. He went 0 for 4 Wednesday.
Neither Bogaerts nor Jonathan Herrera could make the play on a foul ball.
David Ortiz was out at the plate when he tried to score from third base on a sixth inning ground ball to first.
Edward Mujica came on to pitch the top of the eighth inning and promptly surrendered a home run.
Mujica appears dumbfounded after allowing a homer to lead off the 8th.
Mike Napoli was forced at second base in the eighth inning, but the Cubs couldn't turn the double play on the ball hit to the pitcher by Jonny Gomes.
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