Postgame Recap: Blue Jays Beat Up On Red Sox 12-4 To Take Series At Fenway


May 12, 2013; Boston, MA USA; Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista (19) high-fives a teammate after hitting a home run during the third inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Blue Jays gave their moms a reason to celebrate this Mother’s Day with a dominating victory 12-4 over the Boston Red Sox.

The Blue Jays offence exploded and homered five times including Edwin Encarnacion‘s shot to left that sent a souvenir bouncing into the streets of Boston. Jose Bautista broke his May home run drought by clearing the fence twice including a no doubter in the third inning. You can see the video in the link below from the Blue Jays official Twitter page:

May 12, 2013; Boston, MA USA; Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Munenori Kawasaki (66) reacts as right fielder Jose Bautista (19) crosses home plate after hitting a home run during the sixth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Emilio Bonifacio had his best game as a Blue Jay going 3 for 4 and falling just a triple short of the cycle. I was also impressed when he held onto a low throw from Munenori Kawasaki instead of throwing it away on what would have been a tough double play attempt. The Blue Jays avoided the big inning all day, which had been maybe their biggest undoing so far this year.

Some highlights from today’s game:

– Bautista went 2 for 4 with 3 RBIs (all on the long ball)
– Encarnacion broke his cold streak against Ryan Dempster going 3 for 5 in the game with 2 RBIs including a home run
Chad Jenkins looked like a first round draft pick today, pitching five solid innings allowing 7 hits, 2 earned runs and only one walk
– Bonifacio almost hit for the cycle including his first home run of the season. Although most people in Toronto hate him, I still have faith he will have a turnaround second half of the season

The Blue Jays won only their second series of the season today and still haven’t taken one at home. The boys in blue are off tomorrow but back home Tuesday to face everyone’s new favorite team the San Francisco Giants.

Make sure to check out the May 12 LIVE Game Thread for full updates from every half inning.