One round is enough for the Jays

One inning is enough for the Jays


The Toronto Blue Jays crossed the plate eight times in the third inning to defeat the Boston Red Sox 9-3 on Tuesday at Fenway Park.

The only Canada was trailing 1-0 as they began their push.

Worse still, the crowd favorites had taken the first two strikeouts needed and there was only Jackie Bradley Jr. installed on second base. The next eight batters, however, were able to hit the trails, hitting or walking.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (double), Teoscar Hernandez (single ) and Matt Chapman (walked) first allowed a teammate to complete his lap of the trails. Then, Cavan Biggio had a two-run double. It was ultimately George Springer who capped off the push, with a three-point triple.

Pitcher Josh Winckowski was the visitors' main casualty, allowing six of the eight runs. He was eventually retired after just two and two-thirds innings. His replacement, Austin Davis, was not spared, giving up the other two runs.

For the Jays, Ross Stripling did well to limit opposing hitters, giving up only six hits safe and a point. He also made six opponents bite the dust.

The two teams will continue this three-game series on Wednesday with the second game.