Red Sox defeat Jays in game two of series


A strong performance by Clay Buchholz carried Boston to a 4-3 victory over the Blue Jays on Saturday night at Fenway.

At first, it looked like it was going to be another one of “those nights” in Boston when the Jays got out to the early lead on a double by Dioner Navarro. However, Buchholz settled in, and went on to allow just two runs in six and a third.

Meanwhile, Boston’s offense was able to produce some consistent scoring throughout the first four innings, scoring four runs in four frames.

The first one came from a Dustin Pedroia ground-out in the first, which scored Mookie Betts. Will Middlebrooks singled in the second to score Mike Napoli, who would later leave the game due to illness.

Boston added to the lead in the third, when Yoenis Cespedes doubled to right to score David Ortiz, making it 3-1.

Another double by Christian Vazquez in the fourth made it 4-1.

The score stayed at 4-1 until the seventh inning, when Colby Rasmus hit a two-run homer over the right-field wall off of Craig Breslow immediately after Buchholz was pulled from the game.

Boston held onto the lead in the final two innings, with Edward Mujica closing it out.

Buchholz received the win, with two earned runs on four hits in six and a third, striking out five batters along the way. Meanwhile, J.A. Happ received the loss for Toronto, giving up four earned runs on seven hits in six innings.