Joe Mauer: No ‘excuses’ for my performance in Sunday’s loss to Chicago July 29, 2021 July 29, 2021 admin

Joe Mankiewicz is coming off a game-winning two-run homer off Jake Peavy in the ninth inning and is optimistic he will play in Sunday night’s Game 1 against the Chicago Cubs.

The right-hander took to Twitter after Sunday’s 6-2 win over the Cubs to apologize for missing his chance to throw a no-hitter for the second straight year.

The Red Sox are coming off an 8-5 loss to the Cubs, which marked the longest losing streak in team history.

Mankiewicz was ejected after striking out the side in the sixth inning on a wild pitch.