Blue Jays take down Red Sox 10-4 on the road

Gordon Brown
BarnBurner Sports Writer

@gordbrown_

Tuesday, July 16, 2019


Toronto (10) Boston (4) Final

Teoscar Hernandez led the Toronto Blue Jays to a 10-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night at Fenway Park. 

 

A collective offensive effort, led by Hernandez’s three RBI, was enough to lift the visiting Blue Jays (35-60) to victory on the road. 

 

Jacob Waguespack threw 4.2 innings and struck out two to earn a no decision. He allowed four earned runs and three walks before his evening concluded. 

 

The Red Sox (51-43) were led by Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts with two RBI apiece. They combined for five of their team’s eight total hits. 

 

Andrew Cashner allowed five earned runs across five innings and struck out just two. 

 

Bogaerts homered in the first inning to give the Red Sox an early 1-0 lead. It came on Waguespack’s ninth pitch of the game with two outs on the board. 

 

The visiting Blue Jays responded with a home run of their own, a three-run shot by Hernandez to take a 3-1 lead in the second. Justin Smoak increased that lead in the third with a single to score Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and silence the Boston faithful. 

 

Toronto blew a commanding 4-1 lead after Waguespack allowed three earned runs in the fifth inning to tie the score. The Red Sox appeared to have the momentum, but it did not last. 

 

Smoak continues to make his contributions count as he launched a go-ahead homer in the sixth. Cashner’s night would come to an end just one batter later, surrendering a single to Freddy Galvis, before being replaced by Josh Taylor. 

 

Taylor did not escape the sixth inning unscathed, as a wild pitch would score Hernandez and increase Toronto’s lead to 6-4. 

 

The Blue Jays added four more runs in the ninth and left it up to Daniel Hudson to close out the bottom of the inning. Hudson earned two outs before allowing two base runners, prompting a mound visit, but he would remain in the game. Andrew Benintendi went on to ground out to first base for the third and final out. 

 

Toronto walked away with a 10-4 win and a 1-1 tie in the four-game series. The action resumes tomorrow night at Fenway as first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. EST with Aaron Sanchez and Eduardo Rodríguez projected to start on the mound.