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The Republican Aug 9, 2018
Boston Red Sox star Mookie Betts hits for cycle vs. Blue Jays

Boston Red Sox star Mookie Betts hits for cycle vs. Blue Jays

Betts hit a ninth-inning home run to finish the feat.
NESN.com Aug 9, 2018

Watch Mookie Betts Complete Cycle With Monster Home Run Vs. Blue Jays

The Boston Red Sox weren’t able to complete the sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night, but it... Read More »
Bluebird Banter Aug 9, 2018
Lots of offense, Jays beat Red Sox

Lots of offense, Jays beat Red Sox

Red Sox 5 Blue Jays 8 What a difference a day makes. Tonight was much more fun than yesterday. It is always great to beat Boston. We got plenty of hits tonight, 12. And a couple of them were home runs: Teoscar Hernandez had an opposite field solo homer in the 3rd inning and Randal Grichuk had a 2-run homer in the 5th. And we scored without homers: 2 in the first, Curtis Granderson and Devon Travis started us off with walks, Justin Smoak singled home Granderson (giving Smoak a 13 game hitting streak) and Travis scored on a Grichuk ground out. 1 in the second: Russell Martin walked,...
www.bostonherald.com Aug 9, 2018
Rick Porcello rocked, Mookie Betts' cycle can't rescue Red Sox

Rick Porcello rocked, Mookie Betts' cycle can't rescue Red Sox

TORONTO – Its old news when the Red Sox win these days, so their loss to the Blue Jays on Thursday felt like big news.The 8-5 loss could be traced to a rough and forgettable outing from Rick Porcello -- who allowed seven runs, all earned, on six hits (two of them home runs), three walks and five strikeouts in only four-plus innings.The loss snapped a six-game winning streak and was only their sixth loss in their last 31 games.The only bright spot on the night was an individual one. With his ninth-inning home run, Mookie Betts hit for the cycle for the first time in his career. He singled...
Over the Monster Aug 9, 2018
Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 8: Mookie goes cycling in a loss

Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 8: Mookie goes cycling in a loss

Rick Porcello struggled, but Mookie Betts made a little history. Even their losses have some excitement. Most of this game did not go well for the Red Sox, but Mookie Betts provided a lift and some reason for joy even with the L. The Red Sox superstar had a single in the first, a triple in the second and a double in the fourth. Then, in the ninth, he finished the job and went cycling with a solo shot. He and the rest of the team surely would rather this happen in a win, of course, but this team has played so well all year that we can allow ourselves some excitement for this occasion,...
The Republican Aug 9, 2018
Mookie Betts hits for cycle, J.D. Martinez homers, but Boston Red Sox lose as Rick Porcello struggles

Mookie Betts hits for cycle, J.D. Martinez homers, but Boston Red Sox lose as Rick Porcello struggles

Boston Red Sox star Mookie Betts' 100.9-mph, 379-foot home run to left field against Blue Jays reliever Ken Giles in the ninth inning completed the cycle.
NESN.com Aug 9, 2018

Red Sox Wrap: Rick Porcello Gives Up Seven Runs In 8-5 Loss To Blue Jays

It just wasn’t Rick Porcello’s night. The Red Sox right-hander gave up seven earned runs on six hits in just... Read More »
NESN.com Aug 9, 2018

Watch J.D. Martinez Blast 35th Home Run Of Season Vs. Blue Jays

Stop us if you’ve heard this before: J.D. Martinez hit a home run. The Boston Red Sox designated hitter went... Read More »
Jays Journal Aug 9, 2018

Blue Jays call up Thomas Pannone for big league debut

Thomas Pannone has been called up from Triple-A Buffalo to make his big league debut against the Red Sox, hoping to avoid the sweep for the Blue Jays. The Blue Jays have called up LHP Thomas Pannone to the big league club, and have sent RHP Mike Hauschild down to Buffalo in a corresponding roster […] Blue Jays call up Thomas Pannone for big league debut - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bluebird Banter Aug 9, 2018
GameThread Game #114: Red Sox at Blue Jays

GameThread Game #114: Red Sox at Blue Jays

Ryan Borucki is coming off his best outing yet, and he gets to face the Red Sox for a second time in his young career. How did he get so lucky? At least the run support curse is broken, so the team will score lots of runs for him. Thomas Pannone has been called up in place of Mike Hauschild who was optioned down to Buffalo. Pannone is set to provide long relief if needed. On a possible call up for Sean Reid-Foley, John Gibbons had this to say: Gibbons says #BlueJays have discussed Sean Reid-Foley as a rotation option, but nobody is "a definite". He's impressed with what Reid-Foley's...
Over the Monster Aug 9, 2018
Red Sox at Blue Jays lineup: What do you even say any more?

Red Sox at Blue Jays lineup: What do you even say any more?

It’s a puzzler. The Red Sox (81-34), who cannot mathematically finish below .500 on the season no matter how hard they care to try, face the Blue Jays (51-62), who likely will finish below .500, when they finish off a three-game set in Toronto (7:07 P.M., NESN) that the Sox seek to sweep. Yeah buddy. About tonight’s game: Rick Porcello (14-4, 3.84 ERA), coming off his motherfucking masterpiece, looks to pick it back up against lefty Ryan Borucki (1-2, 2.30 ERA) and a hopefully beaten-down Toronto team. Steve Pearce is back in against the lefty, because life is beautiful, and that’s...
NESN.com Aug 9, 2018

Red Sox Vs. Blue Jays Lineup: Rafael Devers Sits, Steve Pearce Returns

The Boston Red Sox have been rolling over their competition, winning 25 of their last 30 games. Fresh off a... Read More »
The Republican Aug 9, 2018
Rafael Devers, Mitch Moreland not in Boston Red Sox lineup vs. Blue Jays; Steve Pearce playing first base

Rafael Devers, Mitch Moreland not in Boston Red Sox lineup vs. Blue Jays; Steve Pearce playing first base

Rafael Devers and Mitch Moreland are not in the Boston Red Sox lineup Thursday vs. Toronto Blue Jays left-handed starter Ryan Borucki (1-2, 2.30).
Bluebird Banter Aug 9, 2018
Game #114 Preview: Porcello vs Borucki

Game #114 Preview: Porcello vs Borucki

Red Sox (81-34) vs Blue Jays (51-62) The Blue Jays look to avoid the sweep at the hands of the Red Sox in the finale of their 3 game series. Tonight’s game gets underway at 7:07 ET. Blue Jays’ Starter Ryan Borucki looks to continue the great start to his career that he has growing. This will be his 8th start, and after finally getting his first win in his last start, he is 1-2 with a 2.30 ERA. He has had an impressive run, having not allowed a home run yet in his 43 innings, but eventually that is going to end. He has a 2.52 FIP, since the home run portion of that equation comes back as...
The Republican Aug 9, 2018
Brian Johnson or Drew Pomeranz? Boston Red Sox's Alex Cora will discuss Thursday who remains in starting rotation

Brian Johnson or Drew Pomeranz? Boston Red Sox's Alex Cora will discuss Thursday who remains in starting rotation

The Boston Red Sox needed 7 innings from Brian Johnson vs. the Blue Jays on Wednesday after Drew Pomeranz lasted only 4.2 innings Tuesday.
www.bostonherald.com Aug 9, 2018
Red Sox notebook: Brian Johnson gets plenty of help; Rafael Devers homers in return

Red Sox notebook: Brian Johnson gets plenty of help; Rafael Devers homers in return

TORONTO — The more Brian Johnson starts, the better he looks.And while he could not quite close the deal on a scoreless start last night because of a couple of late home runs, the five innings of just two hits allowed with five strikeouts and lots of weak contact were confirmation that he has turned into an effective threat for the Red Sox.With lots of help from up and down the lineup, Johnson led the Sox to a 10-5 series-deciding victory over the Blue Jays for their sixth win in a row and the 10th in their last 11 games.Five different Red Sox drove in runs. Xander Bogaerts led with three...
www.bostonherald.com Aug 9, 2018
Red Sox notebook: Rafael Devers returns from disabled list to give boost to infield

Red Sox notebook: Rafael Devers returns from disabled list to give boost to infield

TORONTO — Rafael Devers returned to action last night, his strained hamstring keeping him out the minimum 10 days.His return was an unqualified success in the 10-5 victory against the Blue Jays, when he doubled, hit a two-run homer and scored twice.“Felt good, gave it 100 percent on every play today and nothing bothered me,” Devers said. “Just happy to be back and contributing and helping the team.”Manager Alex Cora was very happy but not too surprised about the performance.“I think he was getting very close to start swinging the bat well, then that happened but we felt the last...
NESN.com Aug 8, 2018

Brian Johnson Pleased With His Performance In 10-5 Win Over Blue Jays

Brian Johnson’s linescore wasn’t totally indicative of his performance Wednesday night. The Red Sox left-hander allowed five runs over seven... Read More »
NESN.com Aug 8, 2018

Rick Porcello, Red Sox Look To Complete Series Sweep Of Blue Jays

The Boston Red Sox will look to complete a three-game sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday and they’ll... Read More »

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