The Boston Red Sox trailed 3-0 going into the 7th inning, and rallied to score 3 in the bottom of the 7th inning to tie the score 3-3, but gave up another run in the top of the 8th, and ended up losing to the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Monday, July 17th at Fenway Park.

Eduardo Rodriguez was rusty in his 1st start coming back from the disabled list. He allowed 3 earned runs to the first 7 batters he faced but then settled down, striking out the side in the 3rd inning. He ended up pitching 5.1 innings, allowing 6 hits, 4 walks and struck out 8.

Dustin Pedroia was 1-3 with a walk and a game tying double in the 7th inning. Mookie Betts tried to give the Red Sox the lead, but was thrown out at the plate.

Andrew Benintendi was 2-3, scoring a run, walking once and hitting a double.

Brock Holt, starting at 3rd base was 0-2, with a RBI thanks to a sacrifice fly.

The Red Sox are 2.0 games ahead of the 2nd place Tampa Bay Rays and 3.5 games ahead of the New York Yankees. The Red Sox and Blue Jays play the 2nd game of the 4 game series on Tuesday night with the pregame starting at 6:25 and 1st pitch at 7:10 on AM 1370 WDEA.