Devers' 6 RBI night leads Red Sox over Blue Jays

Gordon Brown
BarnBurner Sports Writer

@gordbrown_

Wednesday, July 3, 2019


Boston (10) Toronto (6) Final

Rafael Devers tallied five RBI as the Boston Red Sox sailed to a 10-6 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.

Boston (45-40) got six innings of work out of David Price (6-2), who allowed two earned runs and earned his fifth straight win.  

Danny Jansen went 3-for-4 with two RBI to lead the Blue Jays (32-24) offensively, while Valddy Guerrero Jr. also added two RBI of his own.

Trent Thornton (2-6) got roughed up for seven earned runs despite pitching just 2.2 innings in the loss. The 25-year-old allowed four runs on five hits in the first inning and would exit in the third with a 7-1 deficit.

The Red Sox did not look back, compiling a 10-3 lead by the eighth inning to put the game well out of Toronto's reach. Devers hit two home runs and tied his career-high with a 6 RBI performance, an exceptional outing by the 22-year-old rising star.

Guerrero Jr. and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. provided late runs for the Blue Jays, cutting the score to 10-6 when it was all said and done.

Toronto will return to Rogers Centre on Wednesday night for the second game of the series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:07 p.m. EST in with Marcus Stroman and Rick Porcello projected to be on the mound.