Maybe the Red Sox just needed to leave the country?!  After just scoring 4 runs in their previous 4 games, Boston shutout the Toronto Blue Jays 5-0 in Toronto, homering 3 times on Friday night.

James Paxton threw 7.2 innings of 3-hit ball, striking out 7 and walking just 2.

Chris Martin came on and retired the final batter in the 8th via a strikeout.

Kaleb Ort pitched the 9th, striking out 1.

Jarren Duran hit a 2-run homer, his 4th of the season, in the 6th inning.

Connor Wong and David Hamilton each doubled. It was Hamilton's 1st career double.

Boston and Toronto play game 2 of the 3-game series on Saturday afternoon. The Red Sox will send Kutter Crawford to the mound. The pregame starts at 2:07 p.m. with the 1st pitch at 3:07. Hear the game on AM 1370 in Downeast Maine and on 101.9 The Rock in Aroostook County.

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