The good news is that if you lose by 12 runs or 1 run, it still goes as just 1 loss. The bad news is that the Boston Red Sox were pounded by the Toronto Blue Jays 13-1 on Thursday night. It was their 2nd largest losing margin all season, 1st was when they lost to the same Blue Jays June 13th 18-4.

Eduardo Rodriguez just didn't have it starting for Boston. He gave up 3 runs in the 1st inning, and 6 runs in 3.1 innings. He allowed 7 hits, walking 4 and striking out 8

Phillips Valdez 1st out of the bullpen allowed 3 runs on 1 hit, a 3-run homer to Vladamir Guerrero Jr. in the 5th inning that went out of Fenway.

Brandon Workman, designated for assignment after the game to make room for Kyle Schwarber. was torched for 4 runs and 7 hits in 2.0 innings. He struck out 1.

Darwinzon Hernandez pitched the 8th allowing just 1 hit and striking out 1.

Not wanting to tax the bullpen further, Kevin Plawecki pitched the 9th and was the best pitcher of the night, retiring the side in order. He playfully offered his hat and belt for the umpire to check for "sticky stuff" but they declined.

Hunter Renfroe made a highlight reel catch in right field

Toronto pounded out 16 hits compared to Boston's 6 hit.

In addition to Guerrero Jr.'s homer, the Blue Jays hit 7 doubles

Manager Alex Cora on the night

The Tampa Bay Rays pounded the New York Yankees 14-0 and the Red Sox' lead over the Rays is just 1.5 games. The Red Sox and Rays start a 3-game series Friday night at Tropicana Field. The pregame starts at 6:10 p.m. and first pitch at 7:10 p.m. on AM 1370 WDEA.

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