Red Sox Outslug Blue Jays 10-8 [VIDEO]
Michael Chavis hit his 1st career grand slam in the 1st inning as Boston scored 5 runs to take a 5-0 lead and needed every run, as they out-slugged the Toronto Blue Jays 10-8 at Fenway Park, Monday, July 15th in the 1st game of the 4 game series.
It was 5-4 after the top of the 3rd inning but Boston scored 5 more runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning to take a 10-4 lead. Toronto wasn't done, as they added 4 runs in the 8th inning and Boston hung on for the win after holding the Blue Jays scoreless after Matt Barnes got the final out in the 8th inning and Brandon Workman picked up his 4th save of the season, pitching the 9th inning.
Chavis' grand slam was his 16th homer of the season, and he leads all American League rookies with 52 runs batted in. He's the 1st Red Sox rookie with at least 16 homers in their 1st major league season since Ellis Burks hit 20 in 1987.
Rafael Devers was 2-5 with a double and 2 runs batted in. He also committed 2 throwing errors.
Xander Bogaerts was 3-4 with a RBI. He now has 3 hits in 2 consecutive games and leads the Red Sox with 72 runs batted in.
Andrew Benintendi was 2-5 with a double and 3 runs batted in. He now has 6 RBIs in his last 6 games.
Mookie Betts was 2-4, with a double scoring 2 runs. He now has a season high 7 game hitting streak. He leads the major leagues with 82 runs scored and has 6 doubles in his last 9 games.
Rick Porcello picked up the win, going 6 innings allowing 4 runs on 8 hits. and striking out 2.
With the win, and the Yankees loss to Tampa Bay, the Red Sox are now 51-43 and now 9 games out of 1st place. The Red Sox and Toronto will play Tuesday night with Andrew Cashner scheduled to make his 1st start for Boston after being traded from Baltimore. The pregame will begin at 6:10 and first pitch at 7:10. Hear this and every Red Sox game on AM 1370 WDEA in the Ellsworth and Bar Harbor area and The Rock 101.9 FM, WOZI in Presque Isle