A familiar problem once again reared its head for the Red Sox Thursday night: a strong job by their starting pitcher couldn't overcome a pathetic offense.
BOSTON - There was a little hope that Pablo Sandoval would make it back to Thursday's lineup.
SEATTLE - A walk-off loss is always difficult. But when it comes in a game in which you waste a fabulous eight innings from your starting pitcher, it's that much tougher.
By IAN HARRISON
You know the old saying -- usually heard in professional sports when a team fires its manager or head coach: "You can't fire 25 [or 53 or whatever the applicable number is] players.''