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Final: Blue Jays 8, Red Sox 0

Held to just one hit after the first inning and blanked for the second time in the last three games, the Red Sox saw their losing streak stretch to five games with an 8-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Jays took advantage of a defensive lap in the fourth to score twice, then teed off against a trio of pitchers in the fifth for six more. knocked in three runs and two other Jays knocked in two each.

Rafael Devers singled in the first inning, but the Sox managed just three more baserunners the rest of the way and were without a hit until Brock Holt singled to lead off the ninth.

WHO: Red Sox (76-69 ) vs. Blue Jays (56-89)
WHEN: 7:07 p.m.
WHERE: Rogers Centre
SERIES TO DATE: Toronto 1-0
SEASON SERIES TO  DATE: Boston 10-7
STARTING PITCHERS: LHP Bobby Poyner (0-0 10.50) vs. RHP Wilmer Font (3-4, 4.38)
TV/RADIO: NESN/WEEI 93.7 FM

IN-GAME OBSERVATIONS:

9:22   Seven innings, one hit.

8:40  Ryan Weber knocked around for four straight singles, resulting in two runs. He leaves and gives way to Brian Johnson.

8:18 The requisite homer against the Red Sox for Rowdy Tellez. He's got 19 homers this year, and incredibly, seven have come against Red Sox pitching.

8:17 Trevor Kelley didn't check on Biggio at second, allowing an uncontested steal of third. That proves especially costly when Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hits a fly ball near the warning track, scoring Biggio with a sacrifice fly

8:15  An overly generous decision by the official scorer awards Cavan Biggio a double, but that ball absolutely should have been caught by Rafael Devers. Either way, the Jays have their first baserunner.

8:06 Red Sox offense has been quiet the last few days, with just four runs over the last 26 innings dating back to Sunday night.

7:42 Bobby Poyner has looked impressive over two innings, retiring all six hitters he's faced, including two by strikeouts. He attacked the strike zone despite below-average velocity on his fastball.

 

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