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Final: Red Sox 7, Blue Jays 6 — Devers caps comeback with walk-off single in 9th

The Red Sox twice came from behind Thursday night, erasing a 5-0 lead early in the game, then overcoming a one-run deficit in the ninth as Rafael Devers hit a chopper through a drawn-in infield to give the Sox a 7-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Trailing 6-5 in the ninth, the Sox took advantage of a one-out walk to Mookie Betts and a booming double to center by Mitch Moreland to tie the game.

The Jays had jumped on Nathan Eovaldi with a five-run third, capitalizing on two walks and two homers.

The Sox chipped away with three in the bottom of the third, a solo run on a wild pitch in the fifth and a game-tying homer from Moreland in the seventh.

A solo homer by Freddy Galvis off Ryan Brasier in the eighth gave the Jays a 6-5 edge. But not for long.

WHO: Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays
WHEN: 7:10 p.m.
WHERE: Fenway Park
SERIES TO DATE: Blue Jays won the first game, 7-5.
STARTING PITCHERS: RHP Nathan Eovaldi (0-0, 8.10) vs. RHP Aaron Sanchez (1-1, 1.64)
TV/RADIO: NESN/WEEI 93.7 FM

IN-GAME OBSERVATIONS:

10:25  Another clutch contribution from Moreland, who doubles to straightaway center, scoring Betts from first with the tying run.

9:47    Ryan Brasier picked a particularly bad time to give up his first run of the season -- a solo homer to Freddy Galvis. It wasn't a bad pitch -- a changeup at the very bottom of the strike zone, but Galvis golfed it into the visitor's bullpen to snap a game the Sox had tied the previous half-inning.

9:33   If a 3-9 team can have an MVP, surely it's Mitch Moreland. Fifth homer of the season -- three have put the Sox ahead, two have tied games.

9:25   Not sure if it will matter, but Red Sox again getting impressive work from their bullpen. Both Heath Hembree and Colten Brewer toss scoreless innings, each recording two strikeouts.

9:03   Strange decision as third base coach Carlos Febles sends Rafael Devers home on a shallow fly ball to center. Devers was out by about 10 feet.

9:01  Aaron Sanchez seems intent on keeping the Red Sox in this game, with four walks and three wild pitches.

8:50  As bad as it's been for Eovaldi and the Red Sox, they've recorded a double-play in four of the five innings to date. Score could be a lot worse.

8:16   Sox get on the board after an error in the Blue Jays' OF allows Mookie Betts to reach and a booming double to the triangle by JD Martinez scores him.

8:12  Just a horrendous inning for Eovaldi -- two walks, two long homers. He's been burned by the long ball this year, allowing six homers in his first 13 innings. Last year, in 54 innings with the Sox, he gave up only three.

7:44 For the second straight inning, Red Sox get bailed out of an inning by a double-play ball. Both times, Dustin Pedroia hung in nicely at second on the turn.

7:37 Red Sox miss a chance to do some damage in the first inning. Had bases loaded and one out and couldn't get a run in. Sox are 2-for-18 with the bases loaded this season.

7:15 One of the strange things about Eovaldi's season to date is his lack of control. That's seven walks in 10.1 innings for someone who averaged just 1.6 walks per nine innings last season.

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