Final: Blue Jays 6, Boston 4
Nobody panic, the Toronto Blue Jays are now in a two-way tie with the New York Yankees for first in the AL East after beating division rivals the Boston Red Sox.
The Blue Jays won this game like most games they won recently, using the dangerous bat of Edwin Encarnacion. Edwin continued his hot streak by hitting two homeruns in this game. This marked the fourth time he had multi-homerun games this month, and the second multi-homerun game in just as many days.
Reyes went 2 for 5 and looks like his bat may be heating up at the top of the lineup, and Anthony Gose is now batting .300 despite seeing too many trips between Buffalo and Toronto.
Drew Hutchison pitched 5.2 innings and allowed only one run before Aaron Loup came on to help him get the final out in the sixth with the bases loaded. He wasn’t as sharp as he was against Texas but he battle many time in the outing and was able to throw 102 pitches. The lone run the Red Sox scored off of the #HutchShow was on a homerun hit by Shane Victorino with two outs in the fourth.
Esmil Rogers, Brett Cecil and Steve Delabar all pitched a third of an inning each, where Delabar used only one pitch to get one out (that’s efficacy). Rogers continued to struggled as he allowed three runs while only that one out.
Clay Buchholz struggled against the Blue Jays in a shocking twist. He has more wins against the Blue Jays than any other team in the Majors. But in this outing Buchholz didn’t make it out of the fifth as he allowed 5 runs (4 earned) en route to his 4th lost of the season.
Tomorrow is the finale of the three game series against Boston. Toronto will look to sweep the defending World Series champions as they send out the surprising ace of the staff Mark Buehrle (7-1, 2.11 ERA) to face Boston’s ace Jon Lester (4-5, 2.67 ERA) in an afternoon affair starting at 4:05 pm ET.