Red Sox Shut-Out the Blue Jays 5-0 [VIDEO]
Chris Sale won his 1st game at Fenway Park in a little over a year, as the Boston Red Sox shut-out the Toronto Blue Jays 5-0 on Thursday afternoon, July 18th.
Sale went 6 innings striking out 12 and allowing just 2 hits and 2 walks. It was his first victory at Fenway Park since he beat Texas on July 11, 2018.
Rafael Devers continued to own Toronto pitching. He was 1-4 with a homer and drove in 3 runs. He has hit 8 homers and driven in 28 RBIs against the Blue Jays this season. The Red Sox face the Blue Jays 3 more times this year. The last Red Sox with at least 28 RBIs against an opponent was Norm Zauchin who had 32 RBIs against the Washington Senators in 1955
Mookie Betts tied Ted Williams' franchise record from 1946 form most consecutive games with a run scored in a single season, with 13. Betts was 2-3 scoring 2 runs and hit a homer in the 7th inning. He's batting .463 with 6 walks, 5 doubles a triple and a homer scoring 15 runs in his 10 game hitting streak.
Xander Bogaerts was 2-4 and has multiple hits in each of his last 5 game, tying the longest streak of his career. He's batting .475 during his 10 game hitting streak, with 3 doubles, 5 homers and 16 runs batted in along with 4 walks during the streak.
The Boston Red Sox now have a record of 53-44. They start a crucial 17 game period on Friday, July 19th. They have 3 games at Baltimore, 3 games at Tampa Bay (July 22-24), then are home for 4 games against the Yankees (July 25-28) before hosting the Tampa Bay Rays for 3 games (July 30-August 1) before traveling to New York to play the Yankees for 4 games (August 2-4). David Price will head to the mound for the Red Sox on Friday, July 19th with the pregame starting at 6:05 and 1st pitch at 7:05. The pregame will start at 12 Noon and 1st pitch at 1:05. Hear this and every Red Sox game on AM 1370 WDEA in the Ellsworth and Bar Harbor area and The Rock 101.9 FM, WOZI in Presque Isle