Steve Pearce was 3-5 with a run scored and 3RBI as the Red Sox routed the Blue Jays 8-2
- The Blue Jays opened the scoring in the bottom of the 2nd as Freddy Galvis doubled home Rowdy Tellez
- The Red Sox ties it in the top of the 3rd as Eduardo Nunez scored on a ground out by Michael Chavis
- Clayton Richard pitching line: 4IP 2H 1R (earned) 2BB 2K 54 pitches (32 for strikes)
- The Red Sox took the lead in the top of the 6th as Rafael Devers singled home Xander Bogaerts
- A batter later, Steve Pearce singled scoring Devers. Pearce advanced to 2nd base on the throw home
- The Red Sox added a run in the top of the 7th as Mookie Betts doubled home Jackie Bradley Jr.
- Ryan Weber pitching line: 6IP 3H 1R (earned) 0BB 3K 93 pitches (59 for strikes)
- The Red Sox added a run in the top of the 8th as Nunez singled home Andrew Benintendi
- The Red Sox added a run in the top of the 8th as Devers singled home Bogaerts
- A batter later, Steve Pearce smashed a 2-run bomb to left also scoring Devers
- The Blue Jays got one back in the bottom of the 9th as Justin Smoak smoked a solo shot to left-center
- Final score: Red Sox 8 Blue Jays 2
- Clayton Richard had a decent first start in a Blue Jays uniform, giving up a run on 2 hits and a pair of walks. It will take him several more starts to build his pitch count up to the 90-100 threshold you want to see starters throw.
- A day after the Blue Jays came back twice, the Blue Jays offence mustered a grand total of 4 base runners and a garbage time solo shot by Smoak. At one point, 15 straight Blue Jays made outs. Brandon Drury had a pair of hits and was the team's best player offensively
- By contrast, the Red Sox scored at least one run in the games final 4 innings and they did it with smart baserunning, taking advantage of mistake pitches and working the count
- Every Blue Jays pitcher allowed at least one run. I'm not sold on Elvis Luciano, who saw his ERA rise to 7.32. I also don't see knuckleballer Ryan Feierabend lasting much longer after he allowed a trio of runs in the 9th including a mammoth home run.
- The good news is the Boston Red Sox are leaving town.
- Up next, the Blue Jays open a weekend series against the San Diego Padres. The son of ex-Blue Jays reliever Paul Quantrill (Cal Quantrill) will start Saturday. In the meantime, Friday sees Trent Thornton pitching against Padres lefty Joey Lucchesi