Saturday, June 22, 2019

Christian Vazquez Walks-Off Red Sox In 10th, Beat Blue Jays, 7-5

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Early on, this one looked like a really bad loss to a clearly inferior ball club. Then, the Red Sox made a steady comeback to tie the game at 5-5 in the eighth inning. A shaky Chris Sale start had put Boston behind the eight-ball, but the benighted bullpen came to the rescue. The winning blow was a 10th-inning 2-out, 2-run home run by Christian Vazquez—resulting in the eventual 7-5 Red Sox win. Multiple-hit games were turned in by: J.D. Martinez (3-5), Andrew Benintendi (2-4) and Michael Chavis (2-5). Five Boston relievers went five innings—giving up just one earned run. The win kept Boston 7.0 games behind The Evil Ones and just 2.5 back of second-place Tampa.