It was Victoria Day in Canada and the Boston Red Sox celebrated by hitting 4 home runs to pace David Price's return from the Injured List, and beat the Toronto Blue Jays 12-2 on Monday afternoon, May 20th.

Jackie Bradley Jr. hit his 1st homer of the season in the 6th inning, Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers went back-to-back in the 9th innings. It was Bogaerts' 8th of the season and Devers' 4th. Rookie Michael Chavis continued to crush the ball, hitting his 9th of the season in the 3rd inning.

Mitch Moreland , Bogaerts and Devers were all 3-5, with Moreland and Steven Pearce each hitting a double. Chavis ended up 2-5. Every Red Sox player in the lineup had at least 1 hit as the Red Sox banged out 16 hits.

David Price picked up the win, throwing 67 pitches in 5 innings. He allowed 3 hits and struck out 4 while not giving up a walk. The Red Sox relief corps of Brandon Workman, Heath Hembree, Ryan Brasier and Hector Velazquez didn't allow a hit in their 4 innings. Velazquez struck out the side in the 9th.

Boston is now 25-22 and in 3rd place 4 games behind the Yankees who play Baltimore Monday night.

The Red Sox and Toronto will play game 2 of the 4 game series on Tuesday night, May 21st. Eduardo Rodriguez is scheduled to pitch for Boston with the pregame starting at 6:05 and 1st pitch at 7:07. Hear the game on AM 1370 WDEA in Ellsworth and Bar Harbor area and The Rock 101.9 FM, WOZI in Presque Isle.

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