Leyland Takes Blame For Ortiz Grand Slam
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland told reporters on Monday he regrets not telling Joaquin Benoit to pitch carefully to Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, whose eighth-inning grand slam Sunday night tied Game 2 at 5-5.
The Red Sox would go on to win in the bottom of the ninth and tie the ALCS at a game apiece.
“I made a mistake that I take full responsibility for,” Leyland said. “I should’ve reminded [Benoit] that we didn’t want to Ortiz to beat us.”