Red Sox down the Blue Jays

  • Red Sox down the Blue Jays

Red Sox down the Blue Jays

Before a crowd of 37,588, Estrada scattered seven hits, walked one and recorded five strikeouts.

Meanwhile, Boston's slumping center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. sat out his third straight game is expected to play Saturday.

Estrada kept things there until the sixth when a Xander Bogaerts double and Rafael Devers single opened up a 4-1 edge.

Joe Biagini walked in Mitch Moreland in a 10-pitch, 6-minute at-bat in the third, giving the Red Sox a 3-0 lead. The 30-year old second baseman is having a solid season with his new team, now hitting.261 with nine home runs and 23 RBI's. Maybe most of the issues had to do with the Yankees lineup just being very good, opposed to being totally on the Red Sox relievers.

"It's gotta be college (since last hitting two homers in a game), definitely not since I've been in pro ball", he added.

As a refresher, back in the 2015 season, David Price, who joined the team following a blockbuster move. He is a good pitcher. "I wish I could have given the team a better chance to win today but still got through six".

Biagini will probably start for Toronto Sunday in the finale of the series against the Red Sox.

Led by five scoreless innings from the bullpen, the Red Sox beat the Jays 5-3 Sunday afternoon to win the rubber game of the three-game set.

YANKEES 7, ATHLETICS 6 (11) Left fielder Brett Gardner threw out Matt Olson at the plate with the help of a replay reversal to help Aroldis Chapman escape a bases-loaded, no-outs jam in the ninth, and NY beat visiting Oakland on Neil Walker's run-scoring single in the 11th.

Andrew Benintendi went 3 for 5 with two RBIs and Mookie Betts had three hits for the Red Sox, who have won 14 of their past 17 north of the border.

Manager John Gibbons has just been sending up hosannas for a few quality starts strung together and a chance for the relief cadre to catch their breath because they've been doing all the heavy lifting, leading the American League with 138 1/3 innings - and a 2.73 ERA - before Jake Petricka, Aaron Loup, Seung-hwan Oh and Ryan Tepera kicked in their three frames of three-hit ball against Boston in Saturday's cocktail encounter.

Toronto finally got to Red Sox starter Drew Pomeranz in the fifth as Smoak doubled off the wall in centre field, driving in a pair and cutting Boston's lead in half.

"What a year he's having, he really is", Gibbons said. "We're better than that". Just a collective decision between me and the staff, to take a step back, do what I need to do for my shoulder, get my emotions and everything in sync, to get back to myself.

"It's unbelievable, he's pretty good", Maile said of Sale.

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Martinez's 10th homer this season was a two-run shot in the first inning off right-hander Joe Biagini (0-2). Sale caught too much of the plate with a 95 miles per hour fastball, and Maile changed the game on one swing. "We're going to keep working".

Still, a guarantee nine-figure payout to a pitcher who'll turn 34 in August 26, 2019 is a lot of cake to walk away from, which is why the two sides may be struck together.

"I thought he was pretty solid", he said. He was committed. He told me: 'I'm a better hitter than I was past year, ' and he's always been great defensively. but he's got big hit after big hit. He allowed six runs and 10 hits in 4 1-3 innings in the second game of a doubleheader at Cleveland on May 3.