Alex Verdugo Homers, Jonathan Arauz Plates Game-Winner as Red Sox Take Game 2 of Doubleheader vs. Blue Jays

TORONTO — In the second straight low scoring affair between the two clubs, the Red Sox edged out the Blue Jays to take Game 2 of the doubleheader Saturday night.

Tanner Houck allowed just two hits through the first three frames, but ran into some trouble in the fourth. Houck, with two outs, was removed after summoning a single and an intentional walk. Josh Taylor came on for relief, and allowed an RBI single to give Toronto the 1-0 lead.

Boston was shut out for five innings by Jose Berrios, as they finally got on the board in the sixth as Alex Verdugo (3-for-4 on the night) stroked a solo homer over the center field wall.

Garrett Whitlock tossed two two-hit innings in relief, hurling a scoreless fifth and sixth inning for the Sox.

Matt Barnes pitched a 1-2-3 bottom of the seventh in order to send it to extras. Because of the extra inning rule, each team started out with a runner on second. Boston took advantage of that, as Jonathan Arauz slapped a leadoff RBI single into center to give the Sox the 2-1 lead.

For the save, it was Adam Ottavino, as the reliever tossed a 1-2-3 eighth for his eighth save of the season, and captured the Red Sox’ 65th win of the season.

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