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Sports Biggio's 2-run double caps big 5th; Jays beat Red Sox 10-8

05:31  07 september  2020
05:31  07 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

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The slumping Red Sox have lost five straight. They had just four baserunners, and none Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had three RBIs and Cavan Biggio had two hits and scored twice as the Blue Jays won Left-hander Bobby Poyner opened for the Red Sox , the first start of his big league career and just his

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BOSTON — Cavan Biggio’s two-run double capped a six-run fifth inning, Rowdy Tellez and Caleb Joseph homered and the Toronto Blue Jays held off the Boston Red Sox 10-8 on Sunday.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had four singles for the Blue Jays, who had lost the previous two games after winning the opening pair of a five-game series at Fenway Park. They have won eight of 12 overall.

“Watching this team, they can hit,” pitcher Robbie Ray said after his first start with the Blue Jays. “It's a lot of fun to watch a lot of young guys that can swing the bat. When they get going and get rolling, it's really fun to watch.”

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Danny Jansen hit a two - run homer, Travis Shaw had a solo shot and the Toronto Blue Jays held off the Yairo Munoz went 3 for 3 with a two - run homer and an RBI double for the Red Sox , who ''We played a good game today. We're just not getting that one big hit,'' Boston manager Ron Roenicke said.

Teoscar Hernández’ s 10 th Inning Home Run Leads Blue Jays Past Red Sox , 6- 2 . With Derek Fisher on second base to open the 10 th, Valdez (1-1) walked leadoff hitter Cavan Biggio and Randal Grichuk grounded out Biggio doubled to lead off the eighth and moved to third on Ryan Brasier’ s balk.

Toronto, second in the AL East, begins a three-game series on Monday night at its temporary Buffalo home against the third-place Yankees. They may have to open without slugger Teoscar Hernández and his team-leading 14 homers. He was out with rib soreness that was caused by a swing his last at-bat on Saturday night.

Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said Hernández had an MRI, but may have another because there was swelling.

“That's going to be a big loss if he's going to have to go (out) for a while,” Montoyo said.

Kevin Plawecki hit a three-run homer off Ray in the first, Xander Bogaerts had a two-run blast for his team-leading 10th, and Bobby Dalbec and José Peraza also went deep for the Red Sox, who have dropped six of eight.

The game lasted 4 hours, 23 minutes, caused in large part by Boston's pitchers issuing nine walks.

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Tzu-Wei Lin’ s RBI double gave Boston a 1 - 0 edge in the second inning, and Michael Chavis added a run-scoring single. Tellez’ s drive cut the lead in half before Boston added a run In Game 1, Danny Jansen hit a two - run homer, Travis Shaw had a solo shot and the Blue Jays held off the Red Sox , 8 -7.

With Derek Fisher on second base to open the 10 th, Valdez (1-1) walked leadoff hitter Cavan Biggio and Randal Grichuk grounded out, bringing up Jackie Bradley Jr. had a solo home run and two RBIs and J.D. Martinez had three hits for the Red Sox . Taijuan Walker allowed two runs on six hits and

“When you’re going good, you seem to attack the zone better," Boston manager Ron Roenicke said. "When you’re scuffling, you try to pick on the corners, and then it usually doesn’t go that well.”

The Blue Jays erased a 4-1 deficit with their big fifth against reliever Matt Hall (0-2), who was recalled from the alternate training site before the game.

Gurriel had an RBI single, Joe Panik followed with a game-tying, two-run single and Derek Fisher hit a two-out dribbler that turned into an RBI infield single when Hall slipped and double-pumped before throwing to first.

Biggio then drove reliever Robinson Leyer’s pitch off the left-field wall over Peraza’s mistimed leap for his double, making it 7-4.

Thomas Hatch (3-1) worked 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief and Rafael Dolis got the final three outs for his second save.

Toronto opened a 10-5 lead before Peraza and Bogaerts went deep.

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Biggio ' s 2 - run home run. August 31, 2019 | 00:00:40. Cavan Biggio launches a two - run home run to right field to give the Blue Jays a 5-1 lead in the bottom of the 4th inning.

Hernández hits 3- run HR in 10 th, Blue Jays beat Red Sox 6- 2 . With Derek Fisher on second base to open the 10 th, Valdez (1-1) walked leadoff hitter Cavan Biggio and Randal “Hopefully next time out, I go a little deeper in the game — try to get seven, eight innings next time.” Biggio doubled to

A day after Boston hit five homers in a walk-off win, Plawecki drove Ray’s high fastball into the batter’s eye for his first of the season.

Tellez crushed his eighth off a back wall next to the bleachers and Joseph’s first landed in the Green Monster seats.

“We know what’s ahead of us,” Joseph said. “We know we have a big series against the Yankees and they’re coming in.”

FRESH START

Ray, who was acquired in a deadline-day trade with Arizona, gave up four runs on six hits in four innings. He struck out five and walked three.

“That first inning was a little tough,” Ray said.

SORTING THROUGH NUMBERS

Andrew Triggs was the 13th starter for the Red Sox in their 42nd game. Boston entered with the majors' highest ERA (6.11) and had allowed the most homers, helping explain why the Red Sox own the AL's worst record.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Blue Jays: Pitching coach Pete Walker said before the game that RHP Matt Shoemaker (10-day injured list, right shoulder inflammation) was “coming along quicker than expected.” Shoemaker expects to start throwing off a mound in the next few days. ... Walker also said rookie RHP Nate Pearson (10-day IL, elbow tightness) threw a bullpen Saturday and is expected back soon.

Red Sox: Utility player Yairo Muñoz left the game with a strained right hip after running out his first-inning single. ... Plawecki was hit by a pitch on his right hand and had to leave the game. Roenicke said X-rays were negative. ... OF Alex Verdugo had the day off until pinch-hitting in the eighth. “He’s fine,” Roenicke said. “He’s a little beat up from the diving and sliding.” ... RHP Nathan Eovaldi (right calf soreness) threw in the bullpen Sunday morning.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: LHP Hyun Jin Ryu (3-1, 2.51 ERA) is set to face New York RHP Jordan Montgomery (2-2, 5.76).

Red Sox: Have a day off before a doubleheader at Philadelphia on Tuesday. LHP Martín Pérez (2-4, 4.07) is slated to start the opener for Boston.

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Red Sox finally beat Yankees to snap 12-game skid vs rivals .
BOSTON — Despite dismal results against the New York Yankees this season, at least the Boston Red Sox didn’t have to watch their longtime rivals enjoy clinching a playoff berth at Fenway Park. They made sure of that by finally beating the Yankees this year. Tanner Houck took a no-hitter into the sixth inning of his second major league start and Michael Chavis had a huge day at the plate as the Red Sox halted two long streaks with a 10-2 victory Sunday. Boston ended New York’s 10-game winning streak and snapped a 12-game skid against the Yankees. “A great experience. It’s a great rivalry that I remember watching growing up. Being a part of it was amazing,” Houck said.

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