Red Sox beat Blue Jays 8-2 as Devers cannot be stopped
Red Sox take 3 of 4 North of the Border
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In the fourth and final game of the series against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Red Sox turned to a no-name starter. Hoping to get just a few solid innings out of Ryan Weber, they got that and plenty more. The Blue Jays offense was held to just one run, as Rafael Devers continued his torrid stretch, leading the Sox to a 8-2 victory.
Ryan Weber, who was called up to the majors on May 6, got his first start of the year against Toronto on Thursday afternoon. Normally, with the revolving fifth reliever spot, these games turn into a long game for the Boston bullpen. However, Weber pitched for 6 excellent innings.
The Jays scored their first run in the second inning off of a Freddy Galvis double. From there, Weber really settled in. He limited Toronto to just four total baserunners in his six innings. He surrendered just 3 hits while striking out 4 on 93 pitches.
While Weber impressed on the mound, the Sox took advantage and got the young arm some run support. Michael Chavis got yet another RBI in the third to tie the game early at one run apiece. Chavis’ RBI was his 26th this season, the most on the team since his arrival.
Devers continues to rake
The dust settled for a bit for both offenses up until the sixth. Rafael Devers, the hottest hitter on the planet, drove in another run with a double. Steve Pearce then drove him in to make it 3-1.
The deeper Toronto dipped into their bullpen, the more the Sox scored. Mookie Betts and Eduardo Nunez each drove in runs in the seventh and eighth. In the ninth, Devers and Pearce teamed up again for an RBI each, making it 8-1.
Devers’ hot bat was on full display in the Toronto series. In the four games north of the border, he hit 3 homers and 7 RBI. Pearce has been heating up, as well. The slumping World Series hero now has 5 RBI in his last three games.
The Jays were able to add one more run in the bottom of the ninth. By then, however, Weber and the offense already decided the outcome of the game. The Sox won the final game of the series by a score of 8-2.
Next, the Sox travel to Houston Friday night for another battle with the Astors. Chris Sale will have the ball in game one.