Boston 7, Toronto 4

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, June 2, 2012 1:07 PM
Location - Rogers Centre
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian Knight, First Base - Mike Winters, Second Base - Mark Wegner, Third Base - Mike Muchlinski,
Attendance - 43390

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Boston 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 2
Toronto 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 4 9 3

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 28-25 13-14 15-11 W2
Toronto 27-26 15-12 12-14 L2

Recap


Red Sox 7, Blue Jays 4:
Nick Punto had three hits and two RBIs and Felix Doubront stymied Toronto over 6 1/3 innings as Boston won for the fifth time in six games to move out of the American League East cellar for the first time this season.

Doubront (6-2) won his second straight start, striking out seven while scattering seven hits and a walk. The sensational performance dropped his ERA to 3.75 while improving him to 2-0 against the Jays on the season.

The Red Sox took a four-run lead in the second inning against Kyle Drabek (4-6). Will Middlebrooks opened the scoring with an RBI single, moving to third on an RBI double by Nick Punto.

Both Middlebrooks and Punto came in to score when Colby Rasmus misplayed what was scored as a base hit for Daniel Nava.

Boston scraped together insurance runs in the fourth and eighth innings, one on a double play and the other on a bases-loaded groundout, before Punto hit a leadoff homer in the ninth.

Jeff Mathis and Jose Bautista hit solo home runs for Toronto, which also got an RBI single from Kelly Johnson and scored again on a Boston error in the eighth inning to make it 6-4.

Drabek lasted 6 2/3 innings, giving up four walks and six hits. He struck out four.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Boston is 16-6 since May 11. ... Doubront has a 2.72 ERA over his last six starts. ... The Blue Jays left the bases loaded in the third inning when Rasmus popped out to third base. ... Brett Lawrie ended another potential Toronto rally in the eighth inning when he was thrown out trying to steal third. ... Punto’s three hits matched a season high. ... Boston reliever Vicente Padilla threw an eephus pitch that failed to register on the Rogers Centre radar gun.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   Toronto
Felix Doubront Player Kyle Drabek
Win W/L Loss
6.1 IP 6.2
7 Strikeouts 4
7 Hits 5
2.84 ERA 2.70
Hitting
Boston   Toronto
Nick Punto Player Edwin Encarnacion
3 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
7 TB 2
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 7 1 12 .212 14 6 4 7 1 2
Toronto 9 2 15 .250 12 8 3 1 0 3

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Boston. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .607 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .480 after a loss.