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Watch Blue Jays steal home on Chris Sale in another bad outing for Red Sox ace

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Watch Blue Jays steal home on Chris Sale in another bad outing for Red Sox ace

Chris Sale's start to the 2019 season went from bad to worse when Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Lourdes Gurriel Jr. stole home in the fourth inning of Tuesday's Boston Red Sox home opener at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox ace wasn't able to get the ball home quick (or accurately) enough and Gurriel's steal put the Jays up 5-2. Check out the crazy play in the video below:

Red Sox fans in attendance, as you might imagine, weren't happy with their team falling asleep and voiced their displeasure with a few boos.

Sale gave up seven hits and five runs (all earned) with three strikeouts and zero walks over four innings. His ERA for the season stands at 9.00 after his latest outing, which isn't anywhere close to what is expected from one of baseball's best starting pitchers. 

On the bright side for Sale, he did get his first swing-and-miss on a fastball this season. Progress is progress, right?

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Red Sox hold touching Memorial Day tribute at Fenway Park

Red Sox hold touching Memorial Day tribute at Fenway Park

The Boston Red Sox on Monday paid tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States of America.

At a nearly-empty Fenway Park, the Red Sox honored Memorial Day by dropping the American flag over the Green Monster. Robert Bean, a Medford, Mass., native and retired member of the United States Marine Corps and National Guard, performed “Taps” to top off the moving tribute.

See more from the ceremony below:


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Boston was supposed to host the Kansas City Royals for a Memorial Day matchup. Unfortunately, we were unable to be treated to baseball on the holiday, but credit to the Red Sox for going on with their tribute to our fallen heroes.

Who are the best center fielders in Red Sox history? Ranking the Top 5

Who are the best center fielders in Red Sox history? Ranking the Top 5

The Red Sox have employed all manner of center fielders throughout their history.

Whereas left field has generally been home to run producers and right to all-around threats, the men in the middle have covered a wide range of styles. There are straight speedsters like Jacoby Ellsbury, defensive dynamos like Jackie Bradley Jr., fun-loving eccentric types like Johnny Damon, underappreciated standouts like Ellis Burks, and even plodding sluggers like Tony Armas.

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Only in recent years have the Red Sox consistently prioritized defense in the role, from Coco Crisp to Ellsbury to Bradley.

But that doesn't mean they haven't featured some talented players there, including a turn-of-century Hall of Famer, the younger brother of baseball royalty, and the one who fans over 50 still lament got away.

Click here for the Top 5 center fielders in Red Sox history.