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Red Sox centerfielder Jarren Duran has NIGHTMARE inning in Kansas City, dropping two fly balls

Red Sox centerfielder Jarren Duran has NIGHTMARE inning in Kansas City, dropping two fly balls he lost in the sun and bickering with Royals fans as his season-long defensive issues continue

  • Red Sox centerfielder Jarren Duran dropped two flies in Kansas City on Sunday
  • Both errors occurred in the seventh inning and resulted in two runs being scored
  • Boston lost to the Royals, 13-5, after Duran was seen bickering with Royals fans 
  • Duran, 25, has battled defensive issues throughout the season for Boston 

Boston Red Sox centerfielder Jarren Duran had an inning to forget in Kansas City on Sunday.

Not only did the 25-year-old Californian drop a pair catchable fly balls, but Duran also found himself bickering with Royals fans seated in the Kauffman Stadium bleachers during Boston’s 15-3 loss on Sunday.

And as if the bottom of the seventh inning on Sunday wasn’t chaotic enough, he also managed to make an impressive diving grab during the frame.

Isbel's fly ball deflected off Duran's glove in the  seventh

Boston Red Sox center fielder Jarren Duran is unable to catch a fly ball hit by Kansas City Royals’ Kyle Isbel during the seventh inning on Sunday

Duran has struggled in the field in 2022 and he's currently hitting just .227 for the year

Duran has struggled in the field in 2022 and he’s currently hitting just .227 for the year

The disastrous inning began with Kansas City’s Nate Eaton popping up to center, where Duran appeared to lose the ball in the sun. Ultimately, after trying in vain to shield himself from the glare, Duran watched as the ball fell directly to his left and was forced to throw from his knees to prevent Eaton from scoring on the play.

The Royals’ Kyle Isbel then sent a fastball to the warning track on the next at-bat. Duran appeared capable of making a jump catch in front of the wall, but the ball deflected off his glove, resulting in a triple.

Duran redeemed himself with a diving catch on a fly ball from Royals catcher MJ Melendez, but Isbel was able to tag up and score on the play.

Things appeared to be getting better for Duran until he began bickering with fans in the bleachers and ultimately needed to be restrained by right fielder Alex Verdugo.

‘He appears to be going back and forth with fans out there,’ Red Sox announcer Dave O’Brien said. 

‘They just happened to be throwing little bottle caps at me and stuff,’ Duran told reporters. ‘So I just told them to stop throwing it, and one of the ushers came over and told them to stop. It was just little bottle caps, nothing major.’

The floundering Red Sox ultimately lost 13-5, due largely to the Royals’ six-run eighth inning.

Duran made a similarly painful error on an inside-the-park grand slam during the Sox’ historic 28-5 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays last month at Fenway Park.

Things appeared to be getting better for Duran until he began bickering with fans in the bleachers and ultimately needed to be restrained by right fielder Alex Verdugo (right)

Things appeared to be getting better for Duran until he began bickering with fans in the bleachers and ultimately needed to be restrained by right fielder Alex Verdugo (right)



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