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Blue Jays Strike With 9-Run 5th Inning as Red Sox Lose, 12-4; Nathan Eovaldi Gives Up 7 Runs in Start

TORONTO — A fifth inning rally for the Blue Jays helped Toronto take the opener of a four-game set against the Red Sox.

Xander Bogaerts was able to put Boston on the board first with a sac fly in the fourth, and the Sox would add to their lead in the following inning as Kike Hernandez notched an RBI single to make it 2-0.

Going into the bottom of the fifth, Red Sox starter Nate Eovaldi had thrown four scoreless frames. But the shutout would be broken as Randal Grichuk would drive an RBI double into right field to make it 2-1.

Breyvic Valera knocked an RBI single into right field again in order to tie it up, and a Bo Bichette RBI single woul give them the lead.

Toronto would only continue the rally, as Teoscar Hernandez slapped a two-RBI double into center to make it 5-2. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. would knock Eovaldi out of the ballgame with a two-run homer that barely made it fair and was just a hair over the left field wall in order to make it 7-2.

The bleeding wouldn’t stop, as Hansel Robles would load the bases after hitting Randal Grichuk, which started some tensions between the two dugouts, before Robles surrendered another two-RBI double off the bat of George Springer to make it a nine-run fifth inning for the Jays.

Hunter Renfroe cut the deficit to five in the sixth, with a two-run jack to make it 9-4.

Austin Davis added to the deficit in the bottom of the sixth, as Hernandez made it 10-4 Toronto with an BRI single.

Boston left the bases loaded in the top of the seventh, as Hunter Renfroe struck out to retire the side. Martin Perez, who was moved to the bullpen after yesterday’s start, had duties of the seventh, and he summoned an RBI triple from George Springer to make it 11-4.

Infielder Jonathan Arauz, who was recalled today, allowed a pair of hits before a sac fly would make it 12-4.

Boston was blanked in the ninth, as the Blue Jays gave the Sox their 47th loss of the season.

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