Red Sox beat Blue Jays as teams combine for eight homers
Posted On July 22, 2021
Enrique Hernandez hit a two-run blast to lead a barrage of home runs and the visiting Boston Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 Wednesday night in Buffalo.
Rafael Devers, Michael Chavis, JD Martinez and Hunter Renfroe added solo shots for the Red Sox, who made 11 home runs sweeping the two-game streak.
George Springer hit a two-run homerun for Toronto and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Teoscar Hernandez hit solo homers.
It was the last game played by the Blue Jays in Buffalo. They will return to Toronto on July 30 for the first time since 2019 due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Boston right-hander Garrett Richards (6-5) allowed four runs, four hits (three homers) and a walk while striking out five in 5 2/3 innings.
Matt Barnes threw a perfect ninth to earn his 20th save.
Toronto southpaw Robbie Ray (8-5) allowed four runs, five hits (three homers) and a walk in five innings. He took out four.
Boston took a 2-0 lead in the third when Hernandez hit his 14th homer of the season – and third in the series – after Bobby Dalbec doubled up.
Devers led the fourth round with his 24th homerun of the season and Guerrero led late in the round with his 32nd.
Chavis hit his second home run this season in the fifth.
Adam Cimber replaced Ray in the sixth and allowed a double with one strikeout by Martinez and an RBI single with two strikeouts by Christian Vazquez.
Toronto scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth. Guerrero walked with two strikeouts. Springer hit his seventh homer of the season and Hernandez hit his 13th.
Whitlock bypassed Danny Jansen’s brace with two strikeouts in the seventh. Jansen, who limped in second base and fell to the left, Danny Santana, who dived for the ball, left with injuries after the game.
Martinez has hit his 20th homer this season with two eighth strikeouts against Jordan Romano. Renfroe followed with his 15th.
Adam Ottavino worked around a walk in the end of eighth.
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