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Red Sox lose to Millionaires in potential Playoff Matchup

07/26/2013 11:23 AM -

The Regina Red Sox played their second last home game of the 2013 Western Major Baseball League regular season against the Melville Millionaires on Thursday night.

Heavy hitter Kevin Biro opened the scoring for the Millionaires in the top of the first, but Chase Benfield responded for the Red Sox in the bottom half of the inning. Jose Fortuna cashed in another run for the visitors in the top half of the second, but again the Red Sox responded with two runs in the bottom half courtesy of Geoff MacDonald and Travis Tessandori. The teeter totter baseball game ended in the top of the fifth when the Millionaires crossed home plate six times to lead the Red Sox 8-3 after five completed innings.

Tyler Enns and Biro added some insurance in the top of the sixth, and Tyler Wheeler finally gave the Red Sox some life in the bottom half of the frame. Short stop A.J. Florence gave the Millionaires an 11-4 lead heading into the final inning of the game. The Red Sox scored two runs and tried to rally late, but fell short losing their third in a row, 11-6.

Bronson Gillam started on the hill for the Red Sox and gave up eight runs and struck out one in the loss. Callaway Kirkpatrick was the winning pitcher for the Millionaires. Kirkpatrick struck out none, allowed five hits, and one run.

Tessandori went 3-for-5 at the plate with one run.

The Red Sox will play their final home game of the regular season on Friday night against the Swift Current Indians. Game start at 7:05 p.m.