Originally written on Fenway West  |  Last updated 7/3/12
The Sox lost to the Athletics behind one of the worst starts of Dice-K career.  Dice-K only pitched one inning and gave up homers to two former Sox in the process.  Dice-K clearly didn't have it last night and Bobby Valentine went out to get him in the 2nd inning before he was able to get an out.  Dice-K gave up a solo HR in the first to Josh Reddick and then a 3 run HR in the 2nd to Brandon Moss.  Sox 4-1.  After Dice-K gave up another single and a walk without getting an out, Bobby V saw enough and went to go get him.  Clayton Mortensen was in and that was it for Dice-K.  Reddick got an RBI sac fly to give the As a 5-1 lead.  Mortensen did his job though and pitched some really nice innings to save the Sox bullpen.  Mortensen was a godsend and pitched 5 innings and didn't give up another run until the 6th inning when Inge hit an RBI sac fly.  Sox 1-6.  Mark Melancon came out and pitched a scoreless 7th and 8th innings to end the game. Unfortunately the Sox bats were not able to ...
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