Red Sox

Final: Blue Jays 10, Red Sox 4

Andrew Cashner didn't wow anybody in his Red Sox debut, and the rest of the night wasn't great either.

Cashner, obtained over the weekend, allowed six runs -- five earned -- in six innings and the Sox were beaten handily by the Toronto Blue Jays, 10-4.

Heath Hembree and Ryan Weber were shelled for four runs in the ninth as the Jays put the game away.

Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts each had three hits and two RBI, but it wasn't nearly enough to offset what the pitching staff allowed.

WHO: Red Sox (51-43) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (35-60)
WHEN: 7:10 p.m.
WHERE: Fenway Park
SEASON SERIES TO DATE: Boston, 8-5
STARTING PITCHERS: RHP Andrew Cashner (9-3, 3.83) vs. RHP Jacob Waguespack (1-0, 5.00)
TV/RADIO: NESN/WEEI 93.7 FM

IN-GAME OBSERVATIONS:

10:32  Ugly inning for Heath Hembree. Allows three straight rockets -- triple double, single - for two big insurance runs.

10:14 Red Sox have hit some balls on the screws in the last two innings -- Martinez lined a bullet to center and Vazquez just tagged a ball deep to right. But both caught.

9:27   Sam Travis, who's now the principal righthanded bat off the Boston bench, goes down swinging while hitting for Brock Holt, standing two baserunners.

9:11  Taylor doesn't help himself in that inning -- first, an errant pickoff throw that moves Hernandez from first to third, then uncorks a wild pitch, enabling him to score.

9:02  That's it for Cashner, who goes five-plus, giving up eight hits and five runs. Not exactly what the Red Sox had in mind. Josh Taylor on.

8:58   After the Red Sox tie it up, Cashner gives it back on the very next pitch - a curveball that Justin Smoak drives over the bullpens in right.

8:50 Not sure why Charlie Montoyo left Waguespack in to face Bogaerts in that spot. Bogaerts had taken him deep in the first inning and Waguespack, at 77 pitches, was clearly losing stream. Move backfires as Bogaerts rips a single to left, scoring the tying run and giving the Sox runners at the corners.

8:42  Big line single to left from Betts scores two and brings the Red Sox to within a run. After failing to collect so much as one hit over the previous three innings, the Sox string together three in a row in the fifth -- all after two were out.

8:27   Red Sox have done next-to-nothing against Jacob Waguespack -- beyond Bogaerts' homer, they have a leadoff single by Mookie Betts and nothing else. He's retired nine of 11 since the homer, working around two walks.

7:56  To put it mildly, Cashner hasn't been sharp. Way too many baserunners through the first three  innings -- six hits, two walks and a hit batsman among the first 16 hitters faced.

7:36 Changeup from Cashner at the bottom of the zone is crushed by Teoscar Hernandez for a three-run homer. Cashner hadn't allowed a homer in any of his previous five starts before coming here.

7:24 Xander Bogaerts continues to mash. That's five homers in his last seven games and seven in his last 14. Yikes.

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