The Toronto Blue Jays sink the Boston Red Sox after game that saw both teams accumulate runs early on.
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The Red Sox came out swinging, racking up one run in the first, followed by five more in the second. The Blue Jays countered with three runs in the second, another five in the third, followed by three in the eighth, and two more in the ninth. The Red Sox failed to score after the forth inning.
The Blue Jays’ designated hitter, Justin Smoak, hit his 15th home run of the season, a solo shot, off Porcello in the 3rd. Dwight Smith Jr. homered off Porcello, also in the 3rd. The Blue Jays committed four errors tonight, giving the Red Sox much needed runs.
Rick Porcello struggled early on, lasting only two innings during which he gave up seven hits, eight earned runs, and two homers. A parade of relievers kept the Blue Jays at bay, but the damage had already been done. The Blue Jays’ Ryan Borucki didn’t fare much better, giving up eight hits in three innings, including seven runs, four of them earned.
The Boston Red Sox’s ten-game winning streak came to a halt tonight with their loss to Toronto. It marked Porcello’s fourth loss of the season.
The Boston Red Sox play the Toronto Blue Jays again Saturday at 1:05pm at Fenway Park. Eduardo Rodriguez (11-3) will face Sam Gaviglio (2-3).