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BSJ Game Report: Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 0 – Sale back on game as Sox hit the road

All you need to know, in quickie form, about the Red Sox' 5-0 win over the Blue Jays, complete with BSJ analysis and insight:



Sale looks more like himself: It took until 97 games into the season but, finally, Chris Sale recorded his first win at Fenway Park this season, and indeed, his first home win in more than a calendar year. Sale allowed only two hits over six innings while striking out 12 -- the 11th time this season that he's fanned 10 or more hitters in an outing. As Sale noted, it's been a very up-and-down year for him. "This year's just kind of been all over the place,'' he said. "I've been as bad as I've ever been in my career and I've also had some of the best games I've ever in my career. It's been more confusing than anything. I was kind of all over the map. I've had 17 strikeouts, a complete-game shutout and then I've had games where I wasn't getting out of the fourth inning.'' But Thursday, Sale had command of all three of his pitches and improved fastball location, leading him to the kind of start he was looking for.

Devers keeps hammering: There may not be a hotter hitter in the game than Rafael Devers. In 13 games this month, Devers has