With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the ninth, recently acquired Boston Red Sox reliever Brad Ziegler was looking for a double play ball to help the Red Sox escape with a 1-0 victory over the Angels on Thursday night in Anaheim.

Ziegler got that groundball, and it appeared the Red Sox would at least get a force out at home plate, if not turn it into a double play. But… Boston first baseman Hanley Ramirez made an absolutely awful throw, airmailing the catcher. It resulted in a wacky 2-1 walk-off win for the Angels:

It’s possible that play only results in one out even if Ramirez makes a good throw, and then Ziegler would’ve had to get another out after already allowing three hits in the inning.

Whatever the case, that’s a pretty heartbreaking loss for Boston, and their second ninth-inning loss in as many days. It also wasted an awesome performance by David Price, as the left-hander threw eight shutout innings.

The loss moves the Red Sox to 2.5 games behind the Baltimore Orioles in the AL East.

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