Red Sox recap: Sox top Blue Jays
Final Score: Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 1
The Red Sox were able to dominate the game last night, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1.
Ryan Dempster, who is from British Columbia, remained undefeated in his homeland. He won his second straight outing and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of a season-high 10 walks. Dempster is 6-0 in 10 starts in Canada, the first nine in Montreal.
“I’m looking for more expansion teams in Canada,” he said jokingly. “That’s kind of the goal. Maybe Vancouver will get a team, or Winnipeg or something, so I can hopefully keep that going.”
It was the night of good pitching for the Sox.
Dempster had a great night for the Sox, allowing one run and four hits in six innings. He walked three and struck out four, retiring 10 of the final 11 batters he faced.
Andrew Miller got two outs in seventh and Junichi Tazawa got the third. Koji Uehara pitched the eighth and Joel Hanrahan finished for his fourth save in five chances and the 100th save of his career.
Hanrahan got the call in the ninth because regular closer Andrew Bailey was unavailable.
“He’s felt some discomfort in the biceps,” Manager John Farrell said of Bailey. “He got on the mound a little bit before the game yesterday and felt the discomfort. It was still there today so he was unavailable.”
Scoring Players of the Night
Mike Napoli also had a good night. Boston took the lead with a two-run second, and he doubled and scored on Mike Carp‘s single to right.
Stephen Drew drove in Will Middlebrooks with a sacrifice fly in the second inning.
Jacoby Ellsbury singled to left field, driving in David Ross for the final run in the sixth.F
The Red Sox will head to Texas to take on the Rangers tonight at 8:05pm on NESN. Left-hander Felix Doubront is going for his fourth straight victory as he starts pitching for the Sox. Left-hander Derek Holland will start off pitching for Texas.