The Boston Red Sox got back in the win column Wednesday night as they avoided their fifth straight loss with a 5-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Michael Wacha tossed six dazzling innings while Xander Bogaerts continued his hot streak with a four-hit night.

Boston drew first blood as back-to-back hits from Bogaerts and Rafael Devers put the Sox up 1-0 in the first, though Devers and J.D. Martinez both squandered a one-out, bases-loaded chance in the third with strikeouts.

Toronto’s only damage could have been prevented, as Trevor Story bobbled a pair of double-play opportunities that let a run score. Wacha was flawless through the rest of his outing.

The Sox then added a pair of runs in the top of the sixth, eighth, and ninth, as a trio of hits from Bogaerts, Devers, and Martinez led off the frame before Kiké Hernandez added a sac fly to make it 3-1 in the sixth. Doubles from Martinez and Hernandez then led off the eighth before Bobby Dalbec made it a 5-1 game with a sac fly.

Boston made it 7-1 in the ninth behind RBI hits from Bogaerts and Rob Refsnyder.

Jake Diekman and Hirokazu Sawamura worked together to get out of a seventh-inning jam, before the recently recalled righties John Schreiber and Tyler Danish had back-to-back scoreless frames in the eighth and ninth.

Tomorrow will be the series finale as Boston tries to even up the four-game set with Garrett Whitlock on the mound.

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