The Red Sox blew out the Blue Jays Monday night, as Boston beat Toronto by a final score of 13-4.
In just the second at-bat of the game, Jarren Duran stroked an opposite field homer to put the Red Sox the 2-0 lead, and give the lefty his first career homer as a member of Major League Baseball.
But that wasn’t it, as Hunter Renfroe would crush his sixth career grand slam before Kike Hernandez would swat a two-run homer to make it an eight-run first inning for the Red Sox.
Rafael Devers lifted a solo homer over the right-center field fence in the second, and that was followed up by a Danny Santana two-RBI double to make it 11-0 after just two innings.
The Jays would finally get to breathe in the third with a scoreless inning, but Boston kept piling it on as Santana added to his night by hitting a solo homer for his fourth long ball of the year.
Toronto would finally get on the board in the fourth, as they tallied four runs off Nick Pivetta. Teoscar Hernandez picked up an RBI groundout, and Randal Grichuk would hit a sacrifice fly before Cavan Biggio blasted a two-run shot to make it 12-4.
Kike Hernandez would crush his second homer of the ballgame, as he notched his 13th big fly of the year with his solo homer in the sixth.
Boston’s bullpen wouldn’t surrender a run, as after Pivetta went 6 2/3, Hirokazu Sawamura finished off the seventh before Darwinzon Hernandez and Adam Ottavino would toss a pair of scoreless frames to end the ballgame, and capture the victory.
Pivetta allowed four runs on 11 hits, as he struck out four while picking up his eighth win of the season to move to 8-4. He threw 108 pitches, 75 strikes, 56 four-seam fastballs, 23 sliders, 16 knuckle curves, and 13 changeups as his ERA went up a tick, moving from 4.30 to 4.37.
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