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BSJ Game Report: Red Sox 7, Blue Jays 6 – Moreland helps lead the Sox back twice in walkoff win

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All you need to know, in quickie form, about the Red Sox' 7-6 win over  the Blue Jays, complete with BSJ analysis and insight:



Moreland delivers again: As bad as the first two weeks have gone for the Red Sox, they'd be so much worse off if not for the clutch hitting of Mitch Moreland. Thursday night's comeback win was a case in point: he homered in the seventh to tie the game at 5-5, and then in the ninth, after the Jays had re-taken a one-run lead, crushed a run-scoring double to straightaway center, setting up the walk-off win. The Sox have just four wins in their first 13 games and Moreland has either put the Sox ahead or tied the game in each one of them. He has six game-tying or go-ahead extra-base hits this season, including five in the sixth inning or later and two in the ninth. He leads the team in virtually every offensive category, from homers to RBI to extra-base hits to slugging percentage. Four of his five homers have either tied the game or put the Sox ahead and four of the five have come in the seventh inning or later. "I'm up there trying to fight,'' shrugged Moreland.