The Toronto Blue Jays have won two straight.
Toronto extended its winning streak to two games with a 5-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday (June 6)메이저놀이터 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.
Starting pitcher Jose Berrios earned his ninth win of the season, allowing three runs on six hits (one home run) with six strikeouts in 5⅔ innings. The bullpen of Asdrubal Cabrera (⅓ scoreless inning), Yimi Garcia (1 scoreless inning), Tim Mayza (1 scoreless inning), and Eric Swanson (1 run in 1 inning) preserved the win. Swanson earned his fourth save of the season.
At the plate, George Springer went 4-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and a walk. Brandon Belt hit his 10th home run of the season, going 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, two RBI, one run scored and a walk. Davis Schneider had a three-hit game.
Boston used its opener on the day. Jon Schreiber (one scoreless inning), followed by Nick Pivetta (four innings, three runs), Brian Bernardino (⅓ inning, one run), Josh Winkowski (1⅔ scoreless innings), Chris Martin (one scoreless inning), and Joe Jacques (one run). For the offense, Rafael Devers hit his 26th home run of the season.
[Photo] Jose Berrios of the Toronto Blue Jays. ⓒGettyimages (All rights reserved)
Toronto opened the scoring in the top of the third on Belt’s solo homer. Springer singled and stole second, and Alejandro Kirk followed with an RBI double. Matt Chapman and Dalton Bashaw followed with back-to-back RBI singles to make it 3-0.
Boston got on the board in the bottom of the fourth when leadoff hitter Masataka Yoshida singled. Justin Turner followed with a single, and Devers tied the game with a three-run homer.
[Photo] Brandon Belt of the Toronto Blue Jays. ⓒGettyimages (All rights reserved)
Toronto loaded the bases in the top of the sixth after Schneider and Paul DeJongh hit back-to-back singles and Whit Merrifield drew a walk. Belt followed with an RBI single to give his team the lead again. However, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. popped out to end the threat. In the ninth, Springer singled, Kirk walked, Chapman singled, Santiago Espinal walked, and Kevin Kiermaier singled to score one more run.
The Red Sox would not relinquish their lead until the bottom of the ninth, when Adam Duvall singled, Liz McGwire walked, and Luis Urias singled. But with runners on first and second, Colton Wong’s potential home run was caught by Keimeyer in center field in front of the fence. Wong, who thought it was a home run, was called out, and the runner at second, who had already rounded third and was on his way home, was not able to make the catch, turning a double play to end the game.