The Toronto Blue Jays even the series with the Red Sox 2-1. Anthony Kay picked up the win and Anthony Bass picked up his third save of the season. Marcus Walden is charged with the loss. This win snaps a two-game losing streak for the Blue Jays.
Chase Anderson made his Blue Jays debut, pitching three innings. Anderson had been sidelined with an oblique injury. Anderson struck out two, walked two, gave up a hit and a run.
Kay Leads the Pen
With Anderson going three-plus innings, the bullpen carried the load. In Anthony Kay’s went 3-1/3 innings, he raked three strikeouts while giving up two hits. In addition, Kay made a great defensive play in the fourth with a runner in scoring position. For the season On the season, Kay now has an ERA of 1.13.
After Kay, Jordan Romano pitched the eighth. In one inning, Romano struck out two and walked one. On the season, Romano has an ERA of zero and a WHIP of 0.333.
The Blue Jays tallied nine hits and six walks. However, the Jays still struggle with runners in scoring position. In total, the Blue Jays left 10 men on base. Bo Bichette drove in the first run in the seventh, on a double to center field. Rowdy Tellez hit a sacrifice ground ball in the eighth to take the lead.
The Blue Jays committed two errors in the game. Cavan Biggio let a ground ball through his legs and Bo Bichette made a throwing error. Luckily for the Blue Jays, these errors did not cost the team any runs.
The Blue Jays look for the series victory on Sunday. They will send Matt Shoemaker to the mound to battle Nathan Eovaldi.
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