Friday, September 9, 2016

Red Sox Go 'Canadian Clubbing', Rout Blue Jays 13-3

(The Canadian Press Via AP)
Talk about your statement games! The Red Sox showed up in The Great White North tonight and eviscerated the Blue Jays, 13-3. Rick Porcello went seven solid innings, giving up just two earned runs and becoming the first 20-game winner in Major League Baseball. The Boston offense was paced by a whole host of hitters—but Dustin Pedroia (3-4, 4 RBIs) and Hanley Ramirez (2-3, 3 RBIs, HR) led the way. Xander Bogaerts also homered and knocked in two runs. This one became a true laugher in the seventh inning—when Boston put up a six-spot 'crooked number'. The 18-hit attack by The Carmine Hose pretty effectively quieted the 46,953 who gathered in SkyDome. The win widens Boston's division lead to two full games over Toronto (and three games over Baltimore).