Rafael Devers just about beat the Blue Jays on his own with a 4-6 effort, driving in 4 runs and scoring twice en route to a 10-6 victory by the Red Sox over the Blue Jays
- The Red Sox opened the scoring in the top of the 1st as Rafael Devers crushed a 2-run bomb off the basing of the second deck in right-center also scoring Mookie Betts
- Four batters later, Christian Vazquez hit a ground-rule double scoring Xander Bogaerts
- A batter later, Jackie Bradley Jr. singled home Vazquez
- The Red Sox added a run in the top of the 2nd on a fielder's choice by Bogaerts that scored Betts
- The Blue Jays got one back in the bottom of the 2nd on a ground rule double by Danny Jansen that scored Cavam Biggio
- The Red Sox added 2 more runs in the top of the 3rd as Devers singled home Vazquez and Bradley Jr.
- Trent Thornton pitching line: 2.2IP 11H 7R 1BB 1K 64 pitches (43 for strikes)
- The Blue Jays got one back in the bottom of the 6th as Freddy Galvis singled scoring Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
- David Price pitching line: 6IP 4H 2R (both earned) 4BB 7K 93 pitches (60 for strikes)
- The Red Sox added a run in the top of the 7th as Vazquez hammered one to the second deck in left
- The Blue Jays got one back in the bottom half of the inning as Jansen hammered one to the second deck in left
- The Red Sox added 2 more in the top of the 8th as Devers crushed one to dead center also scoring Betts
- The Blue Jays got a pair back in the bottom of the 9th as Vladimir Guerrero Jr. doubled home Jansen and Eric Sogard
- A batter later, Guerrero Jr. scored on a sac fly by Gurriel Jr.
- Final score: Red Sox 10 Blue Jays 6
- In a word, yikes. Trent Thornton was lit up to the tune of 7 runs on 11 hits and a walk. Just three pitches into the game and Boston had a two-run lead, and it just went south from there. The Red Sox bats were definitely not tired after a lengthy road trip to England. Clearly the strategy for Boston was to jump all over the Blue Jays rookie early and often (not a bad idea with the team likely tired after a trip to Europe. It was supposed to be a bullpen day tomorrow and with Sean Reid-Foley forced to pitch 4 innings today, it's likely the Blue Jays will use an opener, likely Derek Law with Sammy G starting the 2nd inning. They could also make a move and start Thomas Pannone.
- The Blue Jays offence today was literally Danny Jansen, who was 3-4 with a pair of RBI and a pair of runs scored. Vlad just missed a home run, but did eventually come around to score to make the game kind of close, but not really (he also drew a pair of walks). Eric Sogard drew a pair of walks and scored a run, as did Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Cavan Biggio had a pair of hits.
- Up next, the Blue Jays get to deal with Red Sox ace Chris Sale, while they cobble together pitchers to get through 9 innings (or more).