The Red Sox crushed five homers Wednesday, routing to a 7-4 win over the Blue Jays as Boston picked up their second straight win.
Bobby Dalbec ripped a sharp double down the left field line before Kikè Hernández lined a two-run homer that barely made it over the wall, to give the Sox the early 2-0 lead in the third.
In the fourth, a pair of homers between Rafael Devers and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. would make it 3-1, and Michael Chavis would blast a solo homer into right-center to give the Sox the three-run lead.
Christian Vazquez singled home J.D. Martinez to make it 5-1 in the sixth, but in the bottom half of the frame, the Blue Jays hit a pair of homers off the bats of George Springer (two-run) and Teoscar Hernandez (solo) to knock Garrett Richards out of the ballgame.
Richards ended his night throwing 5 2/3, allowing four runs while three of the Blue Jays’ four hits off the right-hander were homers. He struck out five while walking one, and threw 82 pitches, 55 strikes, 29 sliders, 27 four-seam fastballs, 20 changeups, and six curveballs.
Garrett Whitlock would finish the sixth, but in the seventh, with two outs, Danny Jansen doubled into left. As Danny Santana was trying to track the ball, he fell and walked off the field with the trainer with what was said to be left groin tightness — Alex Verdugo, who had the night off, replaced him. Whitlock got out of the inning, ending his night
J.D. Martinez and Hunter Renfroe blasted back-to-back long balls off Jordan Romano to make it 7-4 in the eighth, and Adam Ottavino hurled a 1-2-3 eighth after an inning-ending double play.
Matt Barnes would capture the save, hurling a 1-2-3 ninth to capture the Red Sox’s 58th win of the season, as they move to 58-38 on the season.
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