Thursday, July 2, 2015

Sox Go All 'Canada Day' On Blue Jays, 12-6

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We'll see you your national holiday and raise you our national holiday. The Red Sox took a page out of the Blue Jays playbook and put a whoopin' on their neighbors to the north, 12-6. Boston emulated the Jays by putting up a big first inning (eight runs), and despite the worst efforts of Wade Miley and Craig Breslow, coasted most of the way. The 19-hit Red Sox attack was led by Alejandro De Aza (3-5, 4 RBIs), Mookie Betts (3-6, 2 RBI), Brock Holt (4-5), Xander Bogaerts (4-6, 2 RBIs), and David Ortiz (3-run HR). Miley went five innings, giving up seven hits and four earned runs. The win moved The Carmine Hose to within 6 games of the AL East lead. The Sox come back to Fenway for an eight-game homestand against the Astros, Marlins and Evil Ones.