Toronto 5, Boston 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, June 3, 2012 1:07 PM
Location - Rogers Centre
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Winters, First Base - Mark Wegner, Second Base - Mike Muchlinski, Third Base - Brian Knight,
Attendance - 41925

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 28-26 13-14 15-12 L1
Toronto 28-26 16-12 12-14 W1


Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 1
: Drew Hutchison struck out five in seven strong innings and Jose Bautista hit a three-run homer as host Toronto avoided a three-game sweep.

Daniel Bard (5-6) struggled for Boston, allowing five runs and one hit while walking six in just 1 2/3 innings. The former reliever also hit two batters in his shortest start of the season.

Bautista made Bard pay for his wildness in the first, following back-to-back walks by driving a 3-2 fastball deep into the left field stands for his 14th homer. Bard would walk another batter before getting out of the first with a double play and a deep flyout.

The control problems continued in the second, with Bard again walking the first two batters before striking out two straight. Yunel Escobar was hit with a pitch to load the bases before Bautista drew another walk, forcing home a run.

Edwin Encarnacion picked up a painful RBI when he was hit by a pitch on the wrist, making it 5-0.

Hutchison (5-2) took care of the rest, allowing one run on five hits while walking one to earn the win. The 21-year old has allowed fewer than two runs in four of his last five starts.

Kelly Shoppach hit his third homer for the Red Sox's lone run.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Encarnacion (wrist) left the game after the second inning and was replaced by Jeff Mathis. … Boston 3B Kevin Youkilis was the target of apparent retaliation for the hit batsmen, taking a fastball from Hutchison high off the left shoulder. Youkilis was unhappy about the placement of the pitch, yelling to the youngster that he should have aimed lower. … Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie was at a mall in downtown Toronto on Saturday evening when a shooting occurred, killing one person and injuring seven others. Lawrie said he had left the area in which the shooting took place moments before it happened.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   Toronto
Daniel Bard Player Drew Hutchison
Loss W/L Win
1.2 IP 7.0
2 Strikeouts 5
1 Hits 5
27.00 ERA 1.29
Boston   Toronto
Mike Aviles Player David Cooper
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 6 1 10 .182 11 6 1 1 3 1
Toronto 6 1 10 .222 14 8 5 6 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Chi. White Sox. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .607 after a win and .423 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .552 after a win and .480 after a loss.
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