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Baseball Show podcast: Why are the Red Sox cooling off?

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Baseball Show podcast: Why are the Red Sox cooling off?

Lou Merloni and Evan Drellich break down the most recent Red Sox action and a few topics from the past week on the Baseball Show Podcast, presented by Twin Rivers Casino.

0:33 - Boston narrowly escaped a sweep at the hands of the Tampa Bay Rays over the weekend, as Craig Kimbrel was about to slam the door in the final two innings of the series finale. Lou and Evan continue their debate on the closer's usage.

6:31 - The team has come back down to Earth over the past week, which has Lou and Evan discussing whether or not they are worried about a few players in particular: David Price, Drew Pomeranz, Jackie Bradley Jr., Andrew Benintendi and Eduardo Núñez.

13:29 - We're just approaching May and Joe Kelly has already had himself quite the season. Since his brawl with Tyler Austin, the reliever has gotten a standing ovation at a Bruins game, he's had some hilarious tweets and now he's taking in Sox games in the bleachers at Fenway during his suspension. Evan explains why Kelly's suspension was upheld by the league.

Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman says Red Sox rookie Michael Chavis had words for him during Tuesday's game

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Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman says Red Sox rookie Michael Chavis had words for him during Tuesday's game

Tensions nearly boiled over during Tuesday's Red Sox-Blue Jays matchup.

Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman, a notoriously animated presence on the mound, quick-pitched Red Sox rookie Michael Chavis in the fourth inning and induced a ground ball, but Chavis reached on an error.

The inning would end with Stroman covering first on a play before switching his attention to the Red Sox dugout, where Chris Sale was yelling in his direction. After the game, Stroman said Chavis had some words for him too.

Things didn't escalate after the heated exchange, but there's still time for some fireworks. The Red Sox and Blue Jays will play again Wednesday night and the finale of the four-game set will place Thursday.

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Highlights of the Red Sox' 10-3 loss to the Blue Jays

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Highlights of the Red Sox' 10-3 loss to the Blue Jays

FINAL SCORE: Blue Jays 10, Red Sox 3

IN BRIEF: Rowdy Tellez hit two homers off Eduardo Rodriguez and drove in five as the Blue Jays beat the Red Sox in Toronto 10-3 for only their fourth victory in the past 18 games against Boston at Rogers Center. BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 25-23

HIGHLIGHTS:

4th inning:
Guerrero Jr. singles to right, Tellez homers to right on a 0-0 pitch from Rodriguez (2-0, TOR).

Grichuk homers to left on a 1-0 pitch from Rodriguez (1-0, TOR).

5th inning:
Guerrero Jr. singles to left, Smoak walks, Tellez homers to right on a 2-2 pitch from Rodriguez (6-0, TOR).

6th inning:
Moreland homers to left on a 1-1 pitch from Stroman (6-1, TOR).

Thornburg replaces Rodriguez on the mound. Jansen singles to center, scoring Galvis. (7-1, TOR)

Drury singles to left, scoring McKinney (8-1, TOR). 

7th inning:
Grichuk hits an infield single, Galvis singles to left, Drury doubles to center, scoring Grichuk and Galvis (10-1, TOR).

8th inning:
Devers homers to right on 0-0 pitch from Biagini. (10-2, TOR).

Bradley Jr. homers to left on 1-0 pitch from Gaviiglio (10-3, TOR). 

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