WEB ONLY: Unearned runs plague PawSox in first loss of season
Jeremy Hazelbaker led off the game with his third home run of the season for the PawSox, who suffered an ugly 14-5 loss to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Monday night, the first defeat of the season for the PawSox. PHOTO BY ERNEST A. BROWN
ALLENTOWN, PA -- The Lehigh Valley IronPigs scored 13 unanswered runs to rally from an early deficit and hand the Pawtucket Red Sox their first loss of the season, 14-5, on Monday night at Coca-Cola Park.
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Jeremy Hazelbaker led off the game by belting the third pitch he saw for his third home run of the season, and a few batters later, Bryce Brentz launched a two-run homer to give the PawSox a quick 3-0 lead.
The PawSox then upped their lead to 5-1 in the second on an RBI single by Jonathan Diaz and a sacrifice fly by Justin Henry, but things went downhill for them after that.
They tied the score off PawSox starter Rubby De La Rosa in the third and later added five more runs off PawSox reliever and losing pitcher Graham Godfrey.
Lehigh Valley ended the night collecting 16 hits and scoring in every innings but one. Every batter scored at least one run and seven IronPigs had multiple hits.
Hazelbaker and Diaz were the only PawSox with two hits.
Knuckleballer Steven Wright will get the start for the PawSox in the second game of the three-game series with the IronPigs tonight at 7:05 p.m. He will be opposed by Tyler Cloyd.