He helped himself with his performance Wednesday in his 27th start of the season.
The Boston Red Sox erupted for eight runs in the opening inning and cruised to a 12-6 rout of the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night at Rogers Centre.
“He made a few quality pitches with men on base”, Red Sox manager John Farrell said. Holt hit a chopper to Delabar who threw to first, thinking it was the last out, but it was only the second. It took him 103 pitches to get the job done, but he squeezed through five innings for the win. Hey, it should only get better from here. Brock Holt and Bogaerts each had four hits out of the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, respectively.
The Red Sox have alternated wins and losses over their last nine games (WLWLWLWLW).
“The second inning, I just kind of lost something, ” he said. “It definitely goes down as probably the worst one”. He also had a seven-game hitless streak in June 2010. Napoli popped out to first baseman Smoak. Redmond got Toronto out of the inning without allowing any more runs.
Toronto Blue Jays’ Justin Smoak rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run off Boston Red Sox’ Rick Porcello, center, during the first inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.
Miley managed to limit the damage by retiring Colabello with the bases loaded, a feat he repeated to end the fourth.
The Blue Jays are just one game back of the lead in the AL East, which has seen more lead changes than an National Basteball Association game. Despite the lack of a tag by Hanigan, home plate umpire Gerry Davis called Valencia out on the play.
Boston tacked on three more runs in the seventh inning after some sloppy play by the Blue Jays. At least not until the ninth inning when Russell Martin and Danny Valencia hit back-to-back homers and Kevin Pillar doubled, although that comeback died there.
The bottom of the fifth inning was an interesting one for Betts and Valencia as well.
The Blue Jays scored 10 or more runs for the 14th time, their highest total since doing it 14 times in all of 2009. Back on April 27th, 2013 as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Miley also threw 7 walks in an outing against the Colorado Rockies. He could rejoin the Red Sox this weekend…. The game took three hours 34 minutes to play. The Red Sox won the last game 4-3 and Boston leads the series 2-0. He struck out seven.
Buehrle takes the mound Wednesday when the Blue Jays look to prevent visiting Boston from winning a fourth straight game. The Red Sox had relievers up twice through four innings, and Miley tied a career high with the seven walks.
What seemed like a dream season for Boyd, who started at the Jays’ farm team in New Hampshire and held opposing Double A batters to a. 155 average before he was promoted to the Triple A Buffalo Bisons on June 13. Toronto announced the signing of global free agent Vladimir Guerrero Jr., before the game.
The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Detroit Tigers 8-4 as they bid to make a contest of the National League Central, where leaders the St Louis Cardinals have the Major League’s best record but lost 5-3 to the San Diego Padres on Will Venables’ two-run shot in the 11th.
The Toronto Blue Jays selected the contract of left-hander Felix Doubront on Friday and recalled right-hander Ryan Tepera from triple-A Buffalo.