Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/27/12
BOSTON -- For the second consecutive day, a closer blew a save and the game at Fenway Park on a two-run home run in the ninth inning. On Sunday, it was the Boston Red Sox's Alfredo Aceves who gave up the go-ahead home run to the Tampa Bay Rays' Sean Rodriguez. Saturday night, it was the Rays' usually lights-out closer Fernando Rodney who gave up a walk-off home run to Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Aceves entered Sunday afternoon's the with the Sox up by a run, but a leadoff walk to Ben Zobrist set the stage for Rodriguez's two-run shot into the seats above the left field wall on a 3-1 fastball, lifting the Rays to a 4-3 win. It was the third blown save in 14 chances this season for Aceves, who fell to 0-2 with a 4.76 ERA. "He just got behind on Zobrist and walked him, a pretty close pitch. And obviously he got behind on Rodriguez and threw him a fastball, and he hit it over the fence," Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said. For Rodriguez, it was his fifth home run of the season, t...
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