Toronto 12, Boston 4

Date - Sunday, May 12, 2013 1:35 PM
Location - Fenway Park
Temperature - 68°
Umpires - Home Plate - Hunter Wendelstedt, First Base - Jerry Layne, Second Base - Alan Porter, Third Base - Greg Gibson,
Attendance - 35532

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Toronto 0 2 1 2 1 4 0 0 2 12 12 0
Boston 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 4 10 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 15-24 7-12 8-12 W2
Boston 22-16 13-10 9-6 L2


Blue Jays 12, Red Sox 4: Emilio Bonifacio broke out of a prolonged slump with three hits, including a homer, and Jose Bautista went deep twice as visiting Toronto trounced Boston.

Bonifacio, who came into the game mired in a 3-for-37 funk, came within a triple of hitting for the cycle as the Blue Jays belted five home runs en route to their second series victory of the season. The offensive surge made a winner out of Chad Jenkins (1-0), who held Boston to two runs on seven hits over five-plus innings in his first start of the season.

Red Sox counterpart Ryan Dempster (2-4) was tagged for six runs on seven hits over five frames for his first career loss against a team from his native Canada. Mike Napoli and Pedro Ciriaco homered in defeat as the Red Sox finished 2-5 on their seven-game homestand.

Munenori Kawasaki put Toronto on the board in the second with a single to right field that brought home Adam Lind and Bonifacio. Bautista extended the lead in the third with a blast into the last row of the Green Monster seats for his eighth home run.

Bonifacio made it 5-0 in the fourth with his first home run as a Blue Jay, a shot that barely cleared the right-field wall. Edwin Encarnacion tacked on a solo shot over the Green Monster in the fifth to counter Napoli's blast to center an inning earlier, Brett Lawrie homered to left in the sixth and Bautista registered his 18th career multi-homer game with a drive to left with a man on later in the inning.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Red Sox RF Shane Victorino was shaken up after hitting the wall in pursuit of Bonifacio's home run. He remained on the ground for a few minutes before getting back to his feet and remaining in the game. ... Five of Napoli's seven home runs in 2013 have come against the Blue Jays. ... Toronto returns home for a two-game interleague series against the San Francisco Giants while Boston hits the road for a nine-game trek beginning Tuesday in Tampa Bay.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Toronto   Boston
Chad Jenkins Player Ryan Dempster
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 5.0
2 Strikeouts 6
7 Hits 7
3.60 ERA 10.80
Toronto   Boston
Emilio Bonifacio Player Mike Napoli
3 Hits 3
2 RBI 1
1 HR 1
7 TB 7
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Toronto 12 5 29 .324 5 8 11 3 2 0
Boston 10 2 19 .286 15 6 4 2 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .609 after a win and .533 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game at home against San Francisco. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .267 after a win and .458 after a loss.
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