Mitch Moreland hit the first, and last home run of the day as with great pitching from Eovaldi, and with the bats managing to get going after struggling yesterday, the Red Sox pick up the 5-3 win as they get two out of three in the three game split against Toronto and move to just three games under .500 at 6-9.
Mitch Moreland got the day started, where he lead off for the Red Sox in the bottom of the 2nd and hit one in to the batter's eye tarp in center field for his 5th home run of the year which gave the Red Sox the 1-0 lead.
Cavan Biggio then proceeded to hit a home run in to the Red Sox bullpen in the top of the 3rd to tie the game at one a piece, only for the Red Sox to answer back later that inning. Bradley Jr. scored on an error by the Jays' pitcher Matt Shoemaker on a ball hit right back to him by Verdugo where he threw the ball past second and into centerfield. That allowed Bradley who was rounding third to score and give the Sox the 2-1 lead.
In the next half inning, the top of the 4th, Vlad Jr. drove in Teoscar Hernandez on a line drive single up the middle, to tie the game up at 2-2. Not much happens after that until Bo Bichette hits a solo shot into the Red Sox bullpen in the Top of the 6th to give the Blue Jays the 3-2 lead. Then, later that inning Devers crushed one in to the centerfield bleachers for his second home run of the year and to tie the game up at 3-3.
Nothing happened at all for the 7th, and 8th inning, so the game sat there tied at 3 a piece until the bottom of the 9th. Devers and Martinez were both retired to start the inning, so with 2 outs and nobody on was Bogaerts. He was able to work a full count, until Thomas Hatch managed to walk him. That brang up the hot Mitch Moreland. He was able to get a first pitch breaking ball, which in the post game interview he said he was looking for the breaking ball, and he just belted it into the monster seats, to give the Red Sox their sixth win of the year, as they pick up the 5-3 win.
WP: Matt Barnes: (1-1)
LP: Thomas Hatch (0-1)
Nathan Eovaldi: Eovaldi went 6 innings giving up 3 runs off of 6 hits, 2 of which were home runs. He walked/hit nobody, and struck out 10 batters. Eovaldi had a no decision.
Matt Shoemaker: Shoemaker had a very similar statline to Eovaldi today, going 6 innings giving up 3 runs, 2 earned runs, and 2 home runs. He walked/hit nobody, and struck out 6 batters. Shoemaker had a no decision.