The game got out of reach in the eighth when there was a collision between David Ross and Will Middlebrooks which led to both players leaving the game. Pedro Ciriaco would supplant Middlebrooks at third and would botch two grounders which helped lead to a big inning for Minnesota.
Tough loss for the Sox on Tuesday. But the bigger loss could be a huge void at third. After Middlebrooks, there really isn’t a major league-ready third baseman waiting in the wings. Here’s hoping his injury isn’t serious.