LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — First, Bucky Dent tormented the Boston Red Sox. Now his son is doing it, too.
The Class A Lowell Spinners of the New York-Penn League, a Red Sox affiliate, were two outs away from their first perfect game when Auburn Doubledays shortstop Cody Dent ruined it Wednesday night with a bloop single.
Jamie Callahan had struck out nine in six innings, Mike Adams was perfect in the seventh and eighth, and Taylor Grover came on to try to finish the gem in the ninth against the Washington affiliate.
Spinners first baseman Nathan Minnich made a diving catch for the first out of the ninth, but Lowell’s good fortune then ran out.
Dent, whose father hit the key homer for the New York Yankees against the Red Sox at Fenway Park in the 1978 AL East playoff game, blooped a ball over shortstop to end the bid for perfection.