Walk-Off Win at Fenway – Red Sox Beat the Blue Jays 6-5 [VIDEO]
Another night, another come-from-behind victory, the 23rd to be exact! The Red Sox rallied to beat the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park Friday night, winning 6-5 on Alex Verdugo's walk-off RBI single off the Green Monster in left field.
Verdugo finished the night 3-4 with a double. The walk-off was his 3rd career
Christian Arroyo was 1-3 with a game-tying solo home run in the 8th inning, his 2nd straight game with a game-tying home run, as he hit a 3-run homer in the 5th inning Thursday night.
Bobby Dalbec was 1-3. His hit was a 1st pitch solo home run in the 3rd inning. He now has 7 home runs on the season.
Garrett Richards allowed a season high 11 hits, but managed to go 5.1 innings, allowing 4 runs, striking out 3 and walking 2. He had a no decision.
Hirakazu Sawamura got the final 2 outs in the 6th inning but allowed a run
Brandon Workman got 1 out in the 7th, allowing 2 hits. Josh Taylor came on and struck out the 2 batters he faced to get the Red Sox out of the jam.
Garrett Whitlock pitched the 8th and 9th innings, striking out 3, walking 1 and allowing just 2 hits. He picked up the win and is now 2-1 on the season.
For Toronto Vladamir Guerrero Jr. was 3-4 with a double and homer, his 19th of the season. That leads the majors.
Manager Alex Cora on the win
The Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles, coming from behind, so the Red Sox are still in 2nd place, 1 game behind the Rays. The Red Sox and Blue Jays play the 2nd game of the 4 game series Saturday afternoon. Nick Pivetta is scheduled to pitch for the Red Sox. Pregame starts at 3:10 and 1st pitch at 4:10 on AM 1370 WDEA.