Tellez's 5 RBI lead Blue Jays to victory over Red Sox

Gordon Brown
BarnBurner Sports Writer


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Toronto (10) Boston (3) Final

The Toronto Blue Jays redeemed their Victoria Day performance with a convincing 10-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday at Rogers Centre.

Rowdy Tellez led Toronto (20-28) offensively with a two home-run performance, producing five RBI, and struck out twice. He managed to break a lightbulb in the process as the ball travelled to right field and hit a digital sign with his two-run fourth inning homer.

Marcus Stroman (2-6) threw six innings and allowed five hits and just one earned run, despite walking six batters. He also added four strikeouts to his outing and allowed one home run.

Jackie Bradley Jr. went 2-for-4 with one RBI as Boston’s (25-23) most consistent productive batter.

Eduardo Rodriguez (4-3) surrendered six hits and six earned runs while striking out three batters and walking three as well.

Randal Grichuk put the Blue Jays ahead 3-0 in the fourth with his eighth homer of the season. The long ball continued to play a factor in the fifth as Tellez smacked his second home run of the night, a three-run homer, to put the home team ahead 6-0.

Boston entered the equation in the top of the sixth inning as Mitch Moreland hit a solo home-run to get the Red Sox on the board, cutting the deficit to five runs.

The Blue Jays added two more runs in the bottom of the sixth, Danny Jansen and Brandon Drury each batted RBI singles to extend the score to 8-1.

Drury scored two more runs in the seventh with a sharp line drive double. Grichuk and Freddy Galvis crossed the plate at home to make it 10-1.

The visitors responded in the eighth inning with two home runs courtesy of Rafael Devers and Bradley Jr. to make it a 10-3 score—where it would stand.