Red Sox Double Up Blue Jays Wednesday 10-5 [VIDEO]
The Boston Red Sox won their 6th game in a row, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 10-5 in Toronto to maintain their 9 game lead over the New York Yankees. Rafael Devers returned from the disabled list, going 2-4 with a double and homer.
Brian Johnson pitched brilliantly through 5 innings. In the 6th inning he allowed 2 runs and in the 7th 3 more runs, but he provided the bullpen with a much needed breather. His final line was 7 innings pitched, 6 hits, 5 runs, 2 homers, striking out 6 and walking 2. His record is now 3-3. Ryan Brasier pitched a scoreless 8th and Joe Kelly a scoreless 9th inning.
JD Martinez, who already leads in homers and RBI's is just 8 points behind Mookie Betts for the batting average lead, and a chance for the Triple Crown. He went 3-4 with a double and RBI and is hitting .332. Betts was 1-4, scoring 2 runs. Betts is hitting .340
Andrew Benintendi was 2-2 with 2 doubles. Benintendi and Xander Bogaerts lead the team with 32 doubles.
When the Red Sox activated Devers, they sent Tony Renda down to Pawtucket.
The Red Sox finish up their series with the Blue Jays Thursday night. Rick Porcello, 14-4 is scheduled to pitch for the Red Sox. The pregame starts at 6:20 with the 1st pitch at 7:07 on AM 1370 WDEA.