The Boston Red Sox won their 2nd straight game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday Afternoon on Canada Day in Toronto.
The Sox just came off a 5-0 shutout by James Paxton on Friday night and this is their 6th straight win against Toronto this season after losing 16 out of 19 meetings last season.
Kutter Crawford got the nod for the Sox when he went for 5 2/3 innings, where he struck out five batters, walked two and allowed two earned runs.
Matasaka Yoshida had to leave the game after getting hit in the leg by a 101 mph pitch in the 7th by Blue Jays relief pitcher Nate Pearson. He would get replaced by Tristan Casas at the designated hitter spot in the 9th where he would hit a double.
Raffy Devers and Justin Turner delivered the goods for the Red Sox
Both Raffy Devers and Justin Turner would go 3-for-5 and a homer each in the game as those two would help score 5 of the 7 runs that would be required to win this game.
Devers would strike first with a 2-run homer in the third that brought himself and Turner home after he reached on a single to take the lead after suffering the first blow by the Blue Jays after George Spring hit a solo homer in the 1st.
Then the bulk of their action would take place in the 5th which would break the tie set by a solo shot by Bo Bichette. Turner would bring home Rob Refsnyder on a RBI Double. Then, Devers would bring Turner home on an RBI single then advanced to second on the throw. Finally, after Yoshida singled to center field Devers would be brought home.
After the Blue Jays went on a late inning rally, Turner would bring a solo shot to left field that would be the insurance run that would help win the game. Devers was a triple away from braking the cycle but he would fly out in the 9th.
Red Sox play of the day: Dugie saves the game with by throwing out Bichette
In the bottom of the ninth, there was two outs and Springer was at third and Bichette was at second after a double. After former Giants first baseman Brandon Belt struck out swinging. Vladdy Guerrero Jr., hit towards right field.
Alex Verdugo would get the bounce and then throw to Wong in which Springer would score and Bichette would be aggressive and try to reach home only for Wong to tag Bichette out. Wong was a defensive replacement for Caleb Hamilton, who made his 2nd start as a Red Sox.
Dugie’s throw saved the game, because if Bichette had scored it would’ve been tied and at best for the Sox would’ve gone to extra innings or at worst would’ve been a walk off possibly from Matt Chapman who already had a two-run homer in the 7th that brought Vladdy home.
The Red Sox will try to bring home the sweep against the Blue Jays for the 2nd time this season when they face off on Sunday Afternoon at 1:37 pm first pitch with Garett Whitlock getting the nod on the mound for the Sox.