Warning: Story contains coarse languageWith the Boston Red Sox precariously occupying the second AL wild-card spot, ace left-hander Chris Sale isn't happy he played a role in losing to the last-place Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday."Yeah, that fucking sucked," Sale said, according to Christopher Smith of MassLive.After surrendering a game-tying two-run home run to Ryan Mountcastle in the sixth inning, Sale was visibly upset at himself. Chris Sale knows the value of this game, he was PISSED. pic.twitter.com/iC6wNvhQv4 Boston Strong (@BostonStrong_34) September 29, 2021 The Orioles wound up taking the lead in the same inning, with Pedro Severino cashing in Austin Hays on a single off Hansel Robles. Baltimore then tacked on one more run to win 4-2, improving their dismal season record to 51-106.Sale allowed three runs on four hits and one walk with six strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings, picking up his first loss of the season."There's no doubt, we've been dragged through the mud these last four games," Sale continued, according to Alex Speier of the Boston Globe.Riding a four-game losing streak after losing three straight to the New York Yankees, the Red Sox hold a half-game lead on the second AL wild-card spot with the Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners within striking distance.Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
Pedro Severino crushes a ball deep to left field for a two-run home run, making it 7-4 in the bottom of the 9th inning