Saturday, September 10, 2016

Red Sox Comeback Falls Short, Lose To Toronto, 3-2

(AP Photo)
While Eduardo Rodriguez pitched pretty well, he still put his teammates in an early 3-0 hole that the offense just couldn't dig out of in an eventual 3-2 loss. A two-run HR by Melvin "Don't Call Me B. J." Upton was the dagger that cut Boston's AL East lead back down to a single game. Boston's valiant comeback started with a solo HR by Dustin Pedroia, followed by a sacrifice fly by Jackie Bradley, Jr. But (now) 18-game winner J.A. Happ pretty much kept the Red Sox in check most of the day (6 innings, 4 hits). On to Sunday, when Clay Buchholz will be asked to keep The Carmine Hose is sole possession of first place.