The Boston Red Sox entered Mondays game against the Toronto Blue Jays with a record of 24-22 and holding onto 3rd in the American League East. Toronto, on the other hand, entered with a record of 19-27 and are 4th in the AL East. Both Boston and Toronto wanted to start the 4 game series against each other on the right foot, and the Red Sox did just that.
Only right that we go back-to-back in Drake's hometown. pic.twitter.com/ipJOf3I9zY— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) May 20, 2019
After stealing Sundays game away from the Houston Astros 4-3 the Sox entered Toronto looking to keep pace in the AL East. With David Price on the mound, the team needed to win this afternoon game. Boston started out hot in the top of the 1st when Rafael Devers singled on a fly ball to right field which scored Mitch Moreland and allowed Xander Bogaerts to advance to 3rd base. On Rafael Devers steal attempt Blue Jays catcher Luke Maile had a throwing error allowing Bogaerts to score from third. Price didn’t let up any runs in the bottom of the 1st. The Sox had a scoreless 2nd inning but the same thing cant be said for the Blue Jays. Catcher Luke Maile made up for his 1st inning mistake by launching a 2 run homer into the seats off of Price. This would be the only real damage the Blue Jays would do all game.
The 3rd inning is where the fun began. Bogaerts singled to left field scoring both Mookie Betts and Mitch Moreland. Michael Chavis would then score Bogaerts on a two-run shot making the score 6-2 Red Sox. Three more home runs would be hit in the game by Jackie Bradley Jr. (1), Xander Bogaerts (8), and Rafael Devers (4). The final score after all of the home runs was 12-2.
Hits: Red Sox 16 – Blue Jays 3
RBI’s: Red Sox 11 – Blue Jays 2
Starting Pitching Matchup:
David Price (2-2)- 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO
Edwin Jackson (0-1)- 5 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO
Red Sox Bullpen:
Workman- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO
Hembree- 1 IP, 0 H. 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO
Brasier- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO
Velazquez- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO
Red Sox next game is in Toronto on May 21 at 7:07 PM EDT.