Jays Sneak Past Sox 4-3 [VIDEO]
Not so much offense and not so good relief pitching did in the Red Sox Monday night, losing the series opener to Toronto 4-3. The lead over second place Tampa Bay is down to just two games.
The offense continues to sputter, just six hits all night. The Sox scored all three runs in one inning and a fourth run was cut down at the plate when Mookie Betts ran through a Brian Butterfield stop sign.
After tying the game 3-3 in the 7th inning, Heath Hembree came out of the bullpen and walke the leadoff batter. That batter ended up scoring and giving the Jays the win.
Eduardo Rodriguez made is return start from a knee injury. He gave up 3 runs in 5.1 innings, striking out eight but walking four.
The Yankees lost too, but it's the Rays that is climbing in the standings. After winning last night, Tampa Bay pulls within two games of the Sox in the AL East.
— Blue Jays (@BlueJays) July 18, 2017