Devers' 6 RBI night leads Red Sox over Blue Jays

Gordon Brown
BarnBurner Sports Writer


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.