The Toronto Blue Jays took game one of their weekend series over the Boston Red Sox with a 6-1 victory on Friday night. Marcus Stroman stole the show, and the timing could not have been better. With the New York Yankees on the verge of falling to the Mets, Toronto could extend their lead in the AL East to 4.5 games.
It was Marcus Stroman’s 2015 home debut, if you hadn’t heard. Despite battling an illness earlier in the week, his velocity didn’t skip a beat.
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Up 4-1 in the 6th, the Blue Jays loaded the bases with none out for Pillar, who would chop into a force out at home. After Russell Martin scored on a wild pitch, Pennington picked up an RBI with a sac fly to left field.