It didn't begin well, or, for that matter, end well for the Red Sox Wednesday night at Fenway. The Sox fell behind 4-0 by the second inning, and after closing to within a run in the eighth, allowed two more runs in the ninth for a 6-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.
Garrett Richards once again struggled with his control and couldn't make it through the fifth inning, issuing six walks while also hitting a batter and throwing a wild pitch.
The Red Sox bullpen kept the Jays within reach from the fifth through the eighth before Josh Taylor came unglued in the ninth.
WHO: Red Sox (12-6) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (7-10) WHEN: 7:10 p.m. WHERE: Fenway Park SERIES TO DATE: Red Sox 1-0 STARTING PITCHERS: RHP Garrett Richards (0-1, 6.00) vs. RHP Trent Thornton (0-0 2.35) TV/RADIO: NESN; WEEI-FM
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