Toronto 9, Boston 7

Date - Tuesday, April 30, 2013 7:07 PM
Location - Rogers Centre
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Clint Fagan, First Base - Bruce Dreckman, Second Base - Gary Darling, Third Base - Paul Emmel,
Attendance - 22915

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 18-8 11-5 7-3 L1
Toronto 10-17 6-8 4-9 W1

Recap


Blue Jays 9, Red Sox 7: Edwin Encarnacion belted two home runs, including the go-ahead two-run shot in the seventh, as host Toronto ended a four-game skid.

Trailing 7-6 in a back-and-forth affair, Jose Bautista drew a two-out walk and Encarnacion followed by pulling a fastball from Junichi Tazawa (2-1) over the center-field wall for his ninth of the season. It made a winner out of Steve Delabar (2-1), who had surrendered the lead in the top half of the inning on a David Ortiz bases-loaded double to the gap in right-center field.

Tazawa absorbed the loss in relief of Jon Lester, who surrendered six runs (five earned) on six hits in six innings. Ortiz added a solo home run while Mike Carp and Jonny Gomes also went deep for Boston, which fell short in its quest to earn a club-record 19th win in April.

Already leading 1-0 on a Bautista RBI double, Toronto extended its lead on a bizarre play in the third. With the bases loaded and nobody out, Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia tried to pick off Bautista at first base but his throw sailed into right field, bringing home Brett Lawrie and Rajai Davis.

Ortiz's mammoth home run over the center-field wall put the Red Sox on the board in the fourth, and Carp added a blast to center two batters later to make it 4-2. A Dustin Pedroia run-scoring single trimmed the deficit to one in the fifth, but Encarnacion provided some short-lived breathing room in the bottom of the fifth with a two-run shot into the fifth deck in left.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: Casey Janssen pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his seventh save while Toronto starter Brandon Morrow was charged with three runs on six hits over five innings while fanning seven. ... Ortiz is batting .500 (18-for-36) with 15 RBIs in his first nine games. ... Encarnacion's tape-measure blast in the fifth was the 17th to reach the 500 level in Rogers Centre history. He is the first Blue Jays hitter to achieve the feat since Vernon Wells on Sept. 16, 2004.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   Toronto
Jon Lester Player Brandon Morrow
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 5.0
5 Strikeouts 7
6 Hits 6
7.50 ERA 5.40
Hitting
Boston   Toronto
Jacoby Ellsbury Player Edwin Encarnacion
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 4
0 HR 2
2 TB 8
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 9 3 19 .257 18 11 7 5 0 1
Toronto 9 2 17 .281 9 7 7 3 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Boston. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .100 after a win and .529 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .684 after a win and .714 after a loss.