Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox Game Recap - September 10, 2019
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Blue Jays (4) - Red Sox (3)
Rowdy Tellez’s fifth inning go-ahead two-run home run gave the Toronto Blue Jays the lead for good, snapping their seven-game losing streak in a 4-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox.
Down 3-2 in the fifth, Tellez came up big, smashing a low-arching home run over the wall in right-centre field.
Five different relievers would hold the Red Sox offence to two hits for the remainder of the game, preserving the lead for the victory.
With their seven-game losing streak snapped, Toronto (56-89) will look to win consecutive games for the first time since August 13.
T.J. Zeuch (0-0) went 4.1 innings in his second career appearance, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out one.
Boston (76-69) has lost four straight games and five of their last six games. They are now 8.5 games behind Oakland for the second wild-card spot.
Nate Eovaldi (1-0) allowed three runs on six hits and two walks over 4.1 innings pitched. He struck out six in the outing.
Zeuch’s first career start (his first appearance with following an opener) got off to an inauspicious start, as Mookie Betts crushed a home run off the foul pole in left on the first pitch of the game.
Toronto would spot their young starter a lead thanks to a pair of home runs. Cavan Biggio tied the game at 1-1 in the third, crushing his 13th homer of the season to right field.
Reese McGuire followed up with his own solo smash in the fourth inning, putting the Blue Jays ahead 2-1.
Boston would take the lead back in the fifth inning. A pair of doubles from Rafael Devers and J.D. Martinez would tie the game at two’s and chase Zeuch from the game.
Two batters later, Andrew Benintendi gave Boston the lead with a bloop single to centre field.
Game two of the series will take place on Wednesday. Trent Thornton (4-9, 5.23 ERA) will start for Toronto while Boston will counter with Jhoulys Chacin (3-10, 5.60 ERA).