Red Sox - 000 010 000 - 1 8 1 Blue Jays - 001 302 00x - 6 9 0Not all Red Sox losses are bad. In dropping the first game of a weekend series at Skydome, Boston helped scuttle the Yankees' division-winning dreams. The Mets beat the MFY 5-1, dropping the Yankees 4.5 games behind Toronto in the AL East.
Porcello: 6-8-6-2-4, 111. ... Mookie Betts had two hits, including a double. ... Josh Rutledge knocked in Boston's lone run, which was scored by Rusney Castillo.
Betts, RFMookie Betts will try his hand at playing right field during this series. According to interim manager Torey Lovullo:
We all know Jackie [Bradley] is comfortable in center. ... Jackie is comfortable no matter where you put him. We're probably looking at Mookie's first steps, Mookie's coverage. His reads. It's more about Mookie in the situation of being a right fielder than it is Jackie being a center fielder. We feel fine about arm strength. Everybody is concerned about the right fielder's arm strength. We know that Mookie has really improved in that area.It has been reported that the Red Sox and Blue Jays will close out spring training in 2016 with two exhibition games at Montreal's Olympic Stadium on April 1 and 2. Boston will begin the regular season in Cleveland on April 4.
While the Red Sox are (I hope) rolling over for the Blue Jays, the Yankees play the NL East-leading Mets.