Saltalamacchia Building All-Star Resume For Red Sox

December 31, 1969 12:00 AM
Saltalamacchia Building All-Star Resume For Red Sox
" BOSTON (CBS) — Let’s face it: Bright spots have been somewhat hard to come by when it comes to the Boston Red Sox this season.

Sure, the team has turned it around in a big way since that slow start in April, but for everything that the Sox can feel good about, there’s been a negative to quickly counteract those good feelings.

That was on display on Tuesday night at Fenway Park, as Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s game-tying two-run homer with two outs in the ninth brought life to the ballpark, but Alfredo Aceves allowing two runs just minutes later quickly sucked out the energy.

Regardless, if there’s been one thing the Sox have to feel good about, it’s been the play of their 27-year-old catcher.

His Tuesday night homer was his 11th of the year — more than any other catcher in Major League Baseball, despite fewer at-bats than the rest of the league leaders. Still in the first week of June, he’s now just five homers shy of his career high, and he’s finally looking to be the player that so many expected him to become "

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