May 28, 2016

G49: Blue Jays 10, Red Sox 9

Red Sox   - 000 142 101 -  9 15  2
Blue Jays - 003 001 042 - 10 13  2
David Ortiz cranked his 13th home run of the season off Gavin Floyd with one out in the top of the ninth, giving the Red Sox a 9-8 lead. But Craig Kimbrel, in his second inning of relief, could not close it out.

Kimbrel, who had come in with one out in the eighth and allowed the tying run to score, faced the heart of Toronto's lineup in the home half of the ninth. He got two quick outs, though, as Edwin Encarnacion popped to shortstop and Michael Saunders struck out swinging. But Justin Smoak singled to center. On an 0-2 pitch to Russell Martin, pinch-runner Ezequiel Carrera stole second and went to third on Christian Vazquez's throwing error. Martin doubled to left-center, bringing the Jays even again at 9-9. Kimbrel threw a wild pitch that moved Martin to third. And on an 0-2 pitch, Travis grounded to third. Travis Shaw's throw to first was not caught by Hanley Ramirez and the winning run crossed the plate for the Jays.

Rick Porcello (6.2-7-4-1-5, 106) had a rough third inning, but he kept the Jays off the board as his teammates rallied against Marcus Stroman (5.1-11-7-1-5, 93).

The Blue Jays cut the lead to 8-7 against Tommy Layne and Junichi Tazawa (mostly Taz, who was on the mound when three runs scored). Kimbrel came in with only one out in the eighth. With the tying run at third, Kimbrel struck out Kevin Pillar, but Jose Bautista singled to right - and the game was knotted at 8-8.

Xander Bogaerts had three hits, including a home run (his hitting streak is now 21 games) and scored three runs; he also stole a base. ... Hanley Ramirez drove in three runs with two hits and a walk. ... Travis Shaw singled and homered and drove in two runs. ... Dustin Pedroia had two doubles.

In addition to his home run, Ortiz also doubled, and now has 1,142 extra-base hits in his (regular season) career. That is 13th on the All-Time list. Just ahead of him is Carl Yastrzemski (1,157).

Rick Porcello / Marcus Stroman
Betts, RF
Pedroia, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Ortiz, DH
Ramirez, 1B
Bradley, CF
Shaw, 3B
Young, LF
Vazquez, C


allan said...

I am pretty sure I'm glad I missed what looked like a crushing loss.

johngoldfine said...

Be absolutely sure. It was painful.

allan said...

Well, at least the Yankees lost.

NYDN: "When does a bad start become a bad season? Michael Pineda is getting dangerously close to answering that question."

His ERA (6.92) is worse that Buchholz's (6.35)!

laura k said...

Ugh. I also picked a good one to miss. Friggin Jays fans must be insufferable by now.

Then again, they are like that on April 1.

allan said...

Maybe the White Sox had a worse day?

CWS - 040 210 000 - 7 11 0
KCR - 001 000 007 - 8 12 2