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BSJ Game Report: Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 4 – Devers drives Red Sox to win

All you need to know, in quickie form, about the Red Sox' 5-4 win over the Blue Jays, complete with BSJ analysis and insight:



Devers does the damage: The Red Sox' third baseman has had a breakout season and Wednesday night may have been one of his best games of the year. He homered in the second, doubled home two more in the fourth and singled home a vitally important insurance run in the eighth. In all, he knocked in three of the four runs and scored another. Over his last 28 games, Devers has knocked in 30 and is hitting .398 in that span with nine homers. "Quality at-bats, hard contact, making adjustments, going the other way...'' said Alex Cora. "It's fun to watch. He's stayed in the process and listened to what (the hitting coaches) were preaching about staying in the strike zone and hitting the ball in the air, and now we see this. It's great to see him performing that way.''

Workman staggers to the finish line: It wasn't planned this way, but Brandon Workman threw a staggering 45 pitches to get the final five outs. He came on earlier than expected to bail out Josh Taylor in the eighth for the final two outs, then needed 29 pitches to get the final three outs in the ninth. "He's been outstanding all season,'' said Cora. Cora basically has two high-leverage relievers whom he trusts, but they can't pitch every night. The Sox are hopeful that