Game over: Blue Jays 6, Red Sox 2: The Red Sox bowed to the Jays in 3:05 before a sellout of 37,437. Jose Bautista was a force with two homers and also threw a Red Sox runner out at the plate. Boston trailed most of the game until they tied it 2-2 on Shane Victorino’s two-run single, but Bautista’s two-run homer in the 8th sealed it for the Jays who added two more in the 9th on some sloppy infield play by the Red Sox.
Top 9th: Blue Jays 6, Red Sox 2 – Jose Reyes knocked in Arencibia with the fifth run after Arencibia reached on an infield nit to first and error by Napoli whe n he let the ball get by him. Arencibia went to second. Jose Bautista’s hot grounder went through Jonathan Diaz’s legs enabling the second run to score.
Bottom 8th: Blue Jays 4, Red Sox 2 – A shutdown inning for Steve Delabar, who struck out Napoli, Nava and Saltalamacchia.
Top 8th: Blue Jays 4, Red Sox 2 – Jose Bautista hit his second homer of the game with Jose Reyes (single) aboard to give the Jays the lead again. The hits came off Junichi Tazawa.
The Jays missed a chance for more. Adam Lind tripled to the triangle with one out, but pinch-hitter Emilio Bonifacio couldn’t lay down a bunt to execute the suicide squeeze and grounded out to first where Napoli was able to hold the runner and make the play. Rajai Davis then hit a foul pop to Saltalamacchia.
Bottom 7th: Blue Jays 2, Red Sox 2 – Rogers was out after six shutout innings and left Darren Oliver came on. Jarrod Saltalamacchia singled off the wall and moved to third when Iglesias bunted for a base hit and Izturis threw the ball passed first for an error. Diaz then attempted a bunt, but Oliver fielded it and knocked down Salty at the plate, again Arencibia with a nice block and tag.
Ellsbury greeted new pitcher Steve Delabar with a single to left to load the bases with one out. Shane Victorino then singled to left scoring two to tie the game. Sox had a chance for more, but Pedroia flew out to right and Ortiz struck out stranding two runners.
Top 7th: Blue Jays 2, Red Sox 0 – Rajai Davis was issued a walk and stole second, but the Jays couldn’t get him in. Doubront exited after the first out and Alex Wilson took care of the rest. Doubront went 6-1/3 innings, allowed two runs on five hits with three walks and six strikeout outs.
Bottom 6th: Blue Jays 2, Red Sox 0 – Shane Victorino doubled to right and was thrown out at the plate by Bautista after Dustin Pedroia’s single. Victorino and JP Arencibia collided, but the catcher held on to the ball after he blocked the plate to record the out. Ortiz continued with a single up the middle. Napoli ran the count to 3-2 before Rogers struck him out. With runners at first and second and two outs, Nava struck out on a slider.
Top 6th: Blue Jays 2, Red Sox 0 – Jose Bautista launched his 17th homer and 200th of his career to lead off the inning.
Bottom 5th: Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 0 – Colby Rasmus has looked shaky on a couple of balls to center in this series, but not in his flying outstretched catch of Jonathan Diaz’ liner to center which saved a run. Jarrod Saltalamacchia had singled and moved to second on a wild pitch.
Top 5th: Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 0 – A Colby Rasmus (6-for-15 vs. Doubront) single and then Doubront got the next three batters.
Bottom 4th: Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 0 – The Red Sox just had one of those kick themselves moments, too. Pedroia lead off with a double off the wall. There he stood. Ortiz hit a check-swing grounder to third, Napoli struck out and Nava tapped back to the pitcher.
Top 4th: Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 0 – Mark DeRosa knocked into a double-play after an Adam Lind infield single. Jarrod Saltalamacchia caught Rajai Davis stealing later in the inning.
Bottom 3rd: Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 0 – With two outs, Jacoby Ellsbury reached on an infield single to second base. But Shane Victorino tapped back to the pitcher.
Top 3rd: Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 0 – Jays go down in order.
Bottom 2nd: Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 0 – A two-out walk by Daniel Nava was the extent of Boston’s offense.
Top 2nd: Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 0 – One of those kick myself later moments for the Jays. Rajai Davis doubled off the wall in left center. he stole third base without a throw, Doubront then struck out Colby Rasmus and J.P. Arencibia and gor Maicer Izturis to ground out to short.
Bottom 1st: Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 0 – Esmil Rogers has been surprisingly good for the Jays in six starts. He’s indirectly connected to John Farrell. The Red Sox traded Mike Aviles for Farrell and the Jays sent Aviles to Cleveland for Rogers. He retired the side in order in the first inning.
Top 1st: Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 0 – With one out, Jose Bautista drew a walk from Felix Doubront. He got a huge jump and stole second base, but Edwin Encarnacion hit a ball back to the mound which trapped Bautista between second and third.
He was eventually tagged out on a rundown as Encarnacion went to second base. with two outs, Adam Lind stroked a single between the 5-6 hole to score the first run of the game.