Alex Verdugo powers Red Sox past Blue Jays, 5-3

Barry Chin/Globe Staff
Alex Verdugo rounds third base after hitting the first of his two home runs Friday night as the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 5-3 at Fenway Park.

Alex Verdugo had two of Boston’s three home runs on Friday night, when timely hits and pitching delivered a 5-3 win against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Ryan Weber worked just three innings in his third Red Sox start, but six relievers surrendered just one run, again, with the help of Verdugo. Travis Shaw hit what would have been a solo shot off Brandon Workman leading off the ninth, but Verdugo robbed Shaw, reaching into the Blue Jays bullpen for the out.

Other observations from Friday’s series opener:

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