Grichuk drives 3 runs past Red Sox to help Jays avoid sweep


Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Ryan Borucki will bear in mind all the things about his first major-league victory at dwelling apart from the pitching line.

Borucki pitched 5 innings and allowed 4 earned runs, 9 hits, and three walks because the Blue Jays defeated the Boston Red Sox 8-5 on Thursday. He made his second look this season towards one of the best staff in baseball and his teammates offered run help.

“Anytime you’ll be able to grind and help your staff get a win, particularly towards Boston, it is undoubtedly uplifting a bit bit,” mentioned Borucki (2-2). “I undoubtedly be ok with this one as a result of I helped maintain us within the sport and helped us get a victory.”

Toronto defeats Boston 8-5, snaps 3-game dropping streak. 0:51

Randal Grichuk drove in three runs together with a two-run homer for the Blue Jays (52-62). Teoscar Hernandez hit a solo dwelling run and Justin Smoak drove in a pair of runs.

Mookie Betts hit for the cycle for the Red Sox (81-34), who misplaced for the primary time in August. Betts hit a single within the first inning, a triple within the second, a double within the fourth and a house run within the ninth.

“I do not know for those who can [stop Betts from hitting], particularly as a result of he is sizzling,” Blue Jays supervisor John Gibbons mentioned of Betts. “He’ll take his walks, too. I discussed to [Toronto pitching coach] Pete Walker on the bench that you simply type of have to hope he simply hits it at any person.”

Mookie Betts turns into the primary Red Sox participant to hit for the cycle in a loss since Carl Yastrzemski in 1965. (Fred Thornhill/Canadian Press )

J.D. Martinez hit his major-league main 35th dwelling run of the season.

Rick Porcello (14-5) lasted simply 4 innings whereas giving up seven earned runs and 6 hits. He walked three batters and recorded 5 strikeouts.

Eduardo Nunez helped the Red Sox open the scoring within the first inning. He hit a two-run single to give Boston a 2-Zero lead. The Blue Jays tied it later within the inning. Smoak hit an RBI single to minimize the lead.

Smoak’s hit prolonged his hitting streak to a season team-high 13 video games.

“I am making an attempt to be aggressive and have good at-bats,” Smoak mentioned of his streak. “The previous couple of weeks have simply felt fairly good.”

Grichuk adopted with an RBI fielder’s alternative to tie it 2-2.

Within the second, Kevin Pillar grounded right into a fielder’s alternative, which allowed Russell Martin to cross dwelling plate and gave Toronto a 3-2 lead.

Boston’s Brock Holt is caught stealing second as Toronto’s Aledmys Diaz stretches to make the tag within the fifth inning. (Fred Thornhill/Canadian Press )

The Blue Jays added to their lead within the third. Hernandez hit a solo dwelling run to proper subject to give Toronto a 4-2 lead.

Within the fifth, Boston’s Martinez hit a solo homer to minimize Toronto’s lead to 4-3. Brock Holt adopted that with an RBI single to tie the sport 4-4.

Smoak hit an RBI within the backside of the inning to give Toronto a 5-Four benefit. Grichuk then hit a two-run dwelling run to cap a three-run inning and gave the Blue Jays a 7-Four lead.

Toronto added to their lead within the sixth. Devon Travis would hit an RBI single to give the Blue Jays a four-run cushion.

Within the ninth inning, Betts hit a solo dwelling run to full his first profession cycle to minimize Toronto’s lead.

“It is a good day however a tricky loss,” Betts mentioned. “It sucks that I did it in a loss however flip the web page and prepare for tomorrow.



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