Boston Red Sox

BOSTON – The Red Sox bullpen spoiled a spectacular start by Chris Sale as part of a 5-4 loss to the Colorado Rockies in extra innings Tuesday night at Fenway Park.

Mark Reynolds singled in the go-ahead run in the 11th inning off Ryan Brasier. Earlier in the night, Brandon Workman gave up a two-run home run to Charlie Blackmon to give away a 3-2 lead in the eighth inning.

Sale turned in one of the most dominating performances of his career, setting a new career-high with 17 strikeouts. He gave up just three hits over seven innings of work.┬áNolan Arenado’s two-run home run in the seventh inning was the lone blemish on the night.

Sale joins Pedro Martinez and Roger Clemens as the only pitchers in Red Sox history with multiple 15-strikeout games.

After a rough start to 2019, Sale has found his swing-and-miss stuff in a big way.

The Red Sox once again used the long ball to power their offense. J.D. Martinez, Michael Chavis, and Rafael Devers all hit solo home runs.

The Sox trailed 4-3 in the bottom of the eighth when Mitch Moreland tied the game with a pinch-hit RBI single.

The Red Sox and Rockies will wrap up their series Wednesday night. Eduardo Rodriguez (4-2, 4.53) will take the ball against German Marquez (4-2, 3.43 ERA)