JD Martinez was 2-3 at the plate with 3 RBI and a run scored as the Red Sox defeated the Blue Jays 5-3 to take their second straight series win vs. Toronto
- The Red Sox took the lead courtesy of a 2-run HR by JD Martinez that also scored Andrew Benintendi
- Boston extended the lead as Mitch Moreland walked to force in Jackie Bradley Jr.
- Joe Biagini pitching line: 4.2IP 4H 4R (all earned) 3BB 3K 90 pitches (52 for strikes)
- Martinez singled home Mookie Betts to extend the Red Sox lead to 4
- The Blue Jays got on the board as Justin Smoak doubled home Teoscar Hernandez and Josh Donaldson
- Drew Pomeranz pitching line: 4IP 5H 2R (both earned) 5BB 6K 103 pitches (57 for strikes)
- Three batters later, Russell Martin singled home Justin Smoak
- The Red Sox added an insurance run in the top of the 8th on a Xander Bogaerts ground out that scored Benintendi
- Joe Kelly pitched the 9th for the save.
- Final score: Red Sox 5 Blue Jays 3
- Neither starting pitcher made it through the 5th inning.For Joe Biagini, the 3rd inning was the trouble spot. He gave up one run on three walks and a single and threw 30 pitches. He was actually good in the first couple of innings, allowing just a 2 run opposite field shot. It might be time for the Blue Jays to use a different pitcher in a spot start situation. The Red Sox starter, Drew Pomeranz, was clearly not right physically. He appeared to be dealing with an issue with a blister or fingernail. He used his curve sparingly.
- The Blue Jays best chance to tie might have been in the 5th inning. However, Kendrys Morales hit into a double play. In the bottom of the 7th Yangervis Solarte was thrown out at home trying to score from first on a Russell Martin double
- A Happy mother's day to all JITH moms.
- Up next, after an off-day tomorrow the Blue Jays travel to New York for a 2 game set vs. the Mets. The Blue Jays were 9-11 in interleague play last season and they did not play the Mets in 2017. The starters for Tuesday will be righty and ex-Blue Jay draft pick Noah Syndergaard against lefty Jaimie Garcia.