Alfredo Aceves of the Boston Red Sox did not have himself a good night on Tuesday. Aceves' Red Sox lost 13-0 to the A's in seven innings, and Aceves had a historically bad performance. He threw just 3 2/3 innings, allowing eight runs (seven earned) on seven hits, walking four, and striking out three. Aceves also balked twice, and committed a throwing error. No pitcher has put together a statline like that, though Jesus Sanchez of the disastrous 1998 Marlins came pretty close (three innings, five hits, seven runs, four walks, two strikeouts, two balks). But hey, Sanchez's 19 game score managed to best Aceves' 15 game score from Tuesday. The former Yankee now has a 8.66 ERA in 17 2/3 innings, and you've gotta wonder if he's nearing the end of the line in Boston.
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Game of the Night: Yankees 4, Rays 3. Despite Joe Maddon bringing a cockatoo into the clubhouse, the Rays couldn't overcome the Yankees. The game was tied at one through six, but a Jose Molina RBI single in the seventh put the Rays on top 2-1. The Yankees stormed back in the eighth, tying the game after an RBI groundout from Brett Gardner. In the ninth, a two-run single from Ichiro off of Fernando Rodney gave New York a 4-2 lead. The Rays cut the lead to one after Evan Longoria hit a solo homer to lead off their half of the ninth, but Mariano Rivera retired the next three batters in order to preserve the victory.