Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Offense Explodes For 16 Hits, David Price Returns, Sox Pummel Jays, 12-2

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When the offense clicks and the starting pitching is solid, teams tend to win games. At SkyDome yesterday, the Red Sox did both—clouting out 16 hits, while David Price returned to his old stomping grounds and delivered five strong innings. The Boston bats were keyed by three three-hit performances: Xander Bogaerts (3-5, HR, 3 RBIs 3 Rs); Mitch Moreland (3-5, 3 Rs); Rafael Devers (3-5, HR, 3 RBIs, 2 R). Also contributing big were: Michael Chavis (2-5, HR, R, 2 RBIs) and Jackie Bradley, Jr. (1-5, HR, R, 2 RBIs). Price gave up two runs on just three hits over his five innings of work—bringing his ERA to 3.29 with his second win of the year. Four Red Sox relievers delivered a shutout inning each in the eventual 12-2 victory. The win puts Boston at 25-22—4.5 games behind The Evil Ones.