Toronto 5, Boston 0

Date - Saturday, April 6, 2013 1:07 PM
Location - Rogers Centre
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - John Hirschbeck, First Base - Bob Davidson, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - James Hoye,
Attendance - 45797

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 3-2 0-0 3-2 L1
Toronto 2-3 2-3 0-0 W1

Recap


Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 0: J.P. Arencibia and Colby Rasmus each homered and four pitchers combined on a two-hitter as Toronto cruised past visiting Boston.

J.A. Happ (1-0) yielded a leadoff double to Jacoby Ellsbury before retiring 16 of the next 18 batters he faced. The left-hander, who departed after walking Shane Victorino with one out in the sixth, walked three and struck out six.

John Lackey (0-1), who missed the 2012 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, struck out eight through 4 1/3 innings. Lackey yielded Arencibia’s two-run shot in the fourth but left the contest in obvious discomfort after suffering a upper right arm injury on a 2-2 slider that nearly hit Jose Reyes. The 34-year-old was diagnosed with a right biceps strain.

After Lackey departed, the Blue Jays roughed up reliever Alfredo Aceves in the sixth. Adam Lind drew a leadoff walk and stole second after Arencibia struck out. Mark DeRosa followed with a six-pitch walk and Rasmus lifted Aceves’ fastball off the second-deck façade in right-center field to stretch the Toronto lead to 5-0.

Steve Delabar and Aaron Loup combined for 2 2/3 innings of perfect relief before Dustin Pedroia ended the Red Sox’s hit drought with a single to shallow left off Sergio Santos in the ninth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Toronto RF Jose Bautista was held out of the lineup for a second straight game because of a sore right ankle. OF Rajai Davis once again started in his place and went 1-for-4. … The Red Sox averaged 11.8 hits over their first four games. … Boston's two hits matched the fewest it has recorded against the Blue Jays, the sixth time it has occurred.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   Toronto
John Lackey Player J.A. Happ
Loss W/L Win
4.1 IP 5.1
8 Strikeouts 6
5 Hits 1
4.15 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Boston   Toronto
Jacoby Ellsbury Player Jose Reyes
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.250 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 2 0 3 .071 7 11 0 3 2 0
Toronto 8 2 15 .250 11 13 5 3 2 1

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Boston. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .500 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.