TORONTO — Nick Pivetta dazzled for the Red Sox Saturday afternoon, in Game 1 of a seven-inning doubleheader.
The righty allowed just one hit through six innings, punching out five while walking one. But Boston’s offense faltered, as did the Blue Jays’ offense.
The Sox got a lone base runner through the first four innings, which was a walk to start the game off, before finally getting into the hit column in the fifth. But after Kevin Plawecki’s single, Christian Vazquez grounded into a double play to retire the side.
With runners on first and third in the sixth, Xander Bogaerts and Boston were unable to capitalize again as Bogaerts popped out to retire the side, and keep the Sox scoreless.
Jays left-handed starter Robbie Ray tossed six two-hit innings while he fanned six, as did Pivetta. Jordan Romano hurled a 1-2-3 seventh for Toronto, and it was up to Matt Barnes to send the affair to extras.
But Marcus Semien, on the first pitch of the inning from Barnes, sent crushed a fastball over the right field wall to give the Blue Jays the win.
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