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Highlights of Red Sox' 10-4 loss to the Blue Jays

Highlights of Red Sox' 10-4 loss to the Blue Jays

FINAL SCORE: Blue Jays 10, Red Sox 4

IN BRIEF: Andrew Cashner has a less-than-stellar Red Sox debut (5 IP, 6 R, 8 H, 2 HRs allowed) and the Blue Jays take advantage of the Boston bullpen after the Sox rally to tie it in another disappointing loss at Fenway, 10-4 to Toronto. BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 51-44

HIGHLIGHTS

1st inning:
Xander Bogaerts homers off  Waguespack on a 3-and-1 pitch (BOS, 1-0)

2nd inning:
Smoak walks, moves to second on Galvis' infield single to first. T. Hernández hits a three-run homer off Cashner on a 1-1 pitch. (3-1, TOR).

3rd inning:
Guerrero Jr. walks, moves to second on Gurriel Jr.'s single to left and moves to third when Grichuk grounds into a double play. Jansen hit by a pitch. Smoak singles to left, scoring Guerrero Jr. (4-1, TOR).

5th inning:
Chavis singles to center, moves to third on Holt's double. Betts singles to left, scoring Chavis and Holt (4-3, TOR).

Devers walks, Betts moves to second. Bogaerts singles to center, scoring Betts (tied, 4-4).

6th inning;
Smoak homers to right off Cashner on a 0-0 pitch. (TOR, 5-4).

Galvis singles to left (Taylor replaces Cashner on the mound), T. Hernández grounded into fielder's choice, Galvis out at second. Throwing error on a pickoff attempt by pitcher Taylor moves T. Hernández to third. On Taylor's wild pitch, T. Hernández scored. (6-4, TOR).


9th inning:
(Hembree replaces D. Hernandez on the mound) McKinney triples to center, Sogard doubles to left, scoring McKinney (7-4, TOR).

Guerrero Jr. singles to right, scoring Sogard (8-4, TOR).

Gurriel reaches on fielder's choice, steals second, Grichuk's doubles to left, scoring Gurriel Jr. (9-4, TOR).

Jansen singles to left, scoring Grichuk (10-4, TOR).

UP NEXT:

Vs. Blue Jays, Wednesday, 7:10 p.m., NESN
Vs. Blue Jays, Thursday, 1:10 p.m., NESN
@Orioles, Friday, 7:05 p.m., NESN
@Orioles, Saturday, 7:05 p.m., NESN
@Orioles, Sunday, 1:05 p.m., NESN

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MLB Rumors: Red Sox agree to contract with lefthanded pitcher Martin Perez

MLB Rumors: Red Sox agree to contract with lefthanded pitcher Martin Perez

The Boston Red Sox have reportedly made another signing in MLB free agency.

After signing infielder Jose Peraza to a one-year deal earlier in the day on Thursday, the Red Sox agreed to terms with Martin Perez, according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal.

And per Rosenthal, the deal with pay Perez $6 million in the first year of his deal.

The signing of the 28-year-old lefthander won't do a lot to inspire Red Sox fans. Perez has a career ERA of 4.72 and posted a 5.12 mark last season with the Twins. That said, he did go 10-7 and averaged a career-high 7.3 K/9, so perhaps the Red Sox see a hidden gem.

Perez, a starter, will likely slot into the back-end of the Red Sox rotation. He'll replace Rick Porcello, who agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal with the New York Mets at the MLB Winter Meetings.

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MLB rumors: Red Sox, free agent Jose Peraza agree to one-year contract

MLB rumors: Red Sox, free agent Jose Peraza agree to one-year contract

The Boston Red Sox bolstered their infield depth Thursday by agreeing to sign Jose Peraza to a one-year contract worth about $3 million plus incentives, per MLB Network's Jon Heyman.

Peraza made his Major League debut in 2015 with the Los Angeles Dodgers but spent the last four years with the Cincinnati Reds. He batted .239 with six home runs, 33 RBI and a .285 on-base percentage in 141 games during the 2019 season.

His best season came in 2018 when he batted .288 with 14 homers, 58 RBI and a .326 on-base percentage in 157 games for the Reds. All things considered, Peraza is a good buy-low candidate for the Red Sox, who also could help Boston replace Brock Holt if he departs in free agency.

The 25-year-old infielder brings plenty of positional versatility to the Red Sox. Peraza mostly played second base for Cincinnati this past season, but he also saw time at third base, left field and center field.

Peraza drew interest from at least four teams, per MLB.com's Mark Feinsand.

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