Worst meltdown, individual game: Blown 9-run lead versus Yankees
The Red Sox took a 9-0 lead in the sixth inning and a 9-1 advantage into the seventh. But the Yankees scored seven times in the seventh off the Red Sox bullpen, then piled on seven more runs in the eighth, scoring 15 unanswered in all to humiliate the Red Sox April 21 at Fenway. "I think we've hit bottom," Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said after the loss, which dropped the Sox to 4-10. "If this isn't bottom, we need to find some new ends of the earth."