The Red Sox are falling into a familiar pattern on this road trip.

After blowing leads in the eighth and ninth innings over their last two games in Toronto, the Sox showed up to Wrigley Field for the first time since 2012 and blew another one, giving up a one-run lead in the sixth inning to eventually fall to the lowly Cubs, 6-5.

Rich Hill departed early with a knee injury, then Tyler Danish, Hansel Robles and Jake Diekman combined to allow four runs to cough up the game.

Since June 17, Sox relievers have a 4.89 ERA, 25th in MLB. Overall, the Sox issued a season-high 10 walks on Friday.

“Today was a bad day from the pitching department,” manager Alex Cora told reporters in Chicago. “We walked a lot of people today. You keep giving them at-bats with men on, that’s going to happen. We didn’t throw enough strikes.”

Jarren Duran missed the entire series in Toronto due to being unvaccinated against COVID-19, but returned to the team in Chicago and told reporters he would be getting vaccinated before the Sox return to Toronto again in September.

Cora plugged Duran back into the top of the lineup as the leadoff man and Duran wasted no time making his presence felt.

On the first pitch of the game by Cubs starter Adrian Sampson, Duran got a fastball down the middle and smoked it over the center-field wall for his first home run of the season to put the Sox ahead 1-0.

“I’ve been off a couple days and they probably know I’ve been off a couple days and are trying to take advantage of me not seeing anything live,” Duran told reporters in Chicago about the first-pitch homer.

Jackie Bradley Jr. snapped an 0-for-26 slump to score three with a double in the second inning, pushing the lead to 4-0, then Duran added an RBI single in the sixth to account for all the Sox’ scoring.