September 9, 2015

G139: Red Sox 10, Blue Jays 4

Blue Jays - 000 100 030 -  4  9  0
Red Sox   - 004 240 00x - 10 14  0
Two to go!

David Ortiz hit career home run #498 in the third inning. Mookie Betts had already homered (15-game hitting streak) with two outs when - after singles by Dustin Pedroia and Xander Bogaerts - Ortiz launched his 31st dong of the season to dead center.

Ryan Hanigan and Betts hit run-scoring doubles in the fourth. ... In the fifth, Pablo Sandoval singled in one run, Hanigan doubled in two, and Betts's fielder's choice gave Boston a 10-1 lead.

Betts, Ortiz, and Hanigan each had three RBI.

Joe Kelly (5.2-6-1-2-5, 110) won his eighth consecutive start, the longest streak by a Red Sox starter since Pedro Martinez won nine straight in 1999. Kelly is the only major league pitcher to win eight straight starts this season.
Drew Hutchison / Joe Kelly

Kelly has a 1.89 ERA in his last six starts, allowing two earned runs or fewer in each outing. ... In three starts against the Blue Jays this season, however, Kelly's ERA is 7.64.

The Blue Jays lead the AL East by 1.5 games over the Yankees. ... The Red Sox are one game out of fourth place and only two games behind third-place Tampa Bay.


allan said...

After this series, the Blue Jays play four at the MFY (Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun).
(There are also 3 more game at Skydome, Sept 21-22-23.)

allan said...

"David Ortiz's three-run homer highlighted the Red Sox' 10-4 win over the Blue Jays. Ortiz has 12 extra-base hits--six doubles and six homers--over his last 12 games, tying his career high over any 12-game span."