Sox Implode, Betts Injured [VIDEO]
On a night when the Red Sox actually produced some offense, the pitching let them down blowing a 7-run lead in a 13-10 loss to Toronto.Boston came out of the gate on fire in the first inning where they had 6 hits and scored 5 runs. They eventually built a 7-run lead before it all fell apart in the 7th inning as the Blue Jays scored 9 runs to take the lead and post the win.
Matt Barnes started the 7th inning on the mound and allowed 3 runs on 3 hits and never got an out. He was replaced by Junichi Tazawa who added fuel to the fire by giving up 4 more runs on 5 hits and also could not get an out. Tommy Layne eventually got the Sox out of the inning but not before allowing another run to score the 9-run inning that saw 12 Blue Jays go to the plate.
To make matters worse, Mookie Betts had to leave the game after the second inning after a violent face first collision with the center-field wall while trying to make a catch. The team announced he has a sprained lower back and will be re-examined today.
After the game pitcher Joe Kelly and first baseman Mike Napoli talked about the loss.