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Highlights of Red Sox' 6-5 win over the Blue Jays

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Highlights of Red Sox' 6-5 win over the Blue Jays

FINAL SCORE:  Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 5 (13 innings)

IN BRIEF: Rookie Michael Chavis' 10th home run gave the Red Sox a 6-5, 13-inning victory over the Blue Jays in Toronto on Wednesday night after the Jays had rallied to tie it twice, once in the ninth and again in the 12th after a Mookie Betts' homer had put Boston ahead. BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 26-23

HIGHLIGHTS:

3rd inning:
Moreland singles to center, scoring Bradley Jr. (who had been hit by a pitch, moved to second on a groundout and to third on a wild pitch) (1-0, BOS).

Bogaerts singles to right, scoring Betts (who had walked, moved to second on Moreland single and stole third) (2-0, BOS).

4th inning:
Guerrero Jr. homers to center off Porcello on a 2-1 pitch (2-1, BOS).

7th inning:
Maile draws a bases-loaded walk off Workman, scoring Galvis (who had singled and moved to third on Drury's double) (3-2, BOS).

8th inning:
Devers homers to left off Law on a 1-1 pitch (4-2, BOS). 

Smoak homers to right off Barnes on a 2-2 pitch (4-3, BOS).

9th inning:
Pinch-hitter Jansen singles to right, scoring Drury, who had doubled to center (4-4).

12th inning:
Mookie Betts homers to center off Biagini on a 3-1 pitch (5-4, BOS).

Tellez homers to center off Hembree on a 2-1 pitch (5-5).

13th inning:
Chavis homers to center off Cordero on a 1-2 pitch (6-5, BOS).

UP NEXT:

@Blue Jays, Thursday, 12:37 p.m., NESN
@Astros, Friday, 8:10 p.m. NESN
@Astros, Saturday, 7:15 p.m., FOX

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Curt Schilling on Hall of Fame: 'If I'm outside the Hall of Fame with Luis Tiant, I'm all right'

Curt Schilling on Hall of Fame: 'If I'm outside the Hall of Fame with Luis Tiant, I'm all right'

Curt Schilling is in his eighth year of eligibility for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Is this the year that he'll finally get in?

The former pitcher spent 20 years in the major leagues with the Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Boston Red Sox. He went 216-146 record, a 3.46 ERA, and 3,116 strikeouts (good for 15th most all-time) in his storied career. 

It's his postseason dominance (11-2, 2.23 ERA) that elevates Schilling's Hall candidacy. He's a three-time World Series winner, two of which came with the Red Sox, was a co-Series MVP with Randy Johnson in 2001 with the Diamondbacks and was named an All-Star six times.

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Despite his numbers, Schilling hasn't gotten into the Hall yet. While he may be inching closer to making the cut, he isn't counting on getting in with the 2020 class.

"I don't think I'm going to make it this year," Schilling told MLB Network's Bob Costas in a recent interview. "The trend has usually been that players will drop a certain amount of percentage between the public and the private ballots. And I don't think I'm high enough above that 75 [percent needed for election] for the tail-off not to get me."

Though Schilling doesn't think he'll get in, he's not worrying about it too much. And he's focusing on the fact that there are plenty of great players who never made the Hall of Fame, including another former Red Sox ace.

"There are also some pretty good people who aren't in the Hall of Fame," Schilling said. "If I'm outside the Hall of Fame with Luis Tiant, I'm all right."

Schilling does have a good point. There are plenty of great, deserving players that haven't made the cut for the Hall of Fame. He still has three more chances to get in, so perhaps his time will come.

And speaking of Tiant, there surely is a case for him to be a Hall of Famer. He went 229-172 with a 3.30 ERA in a 19-year career and also struck out 2,416 batters. Had the Red Sox gotten him a ring in 1975, perhaps he would've had a stronger case to get in.

Red Sox add LHP Matt Hall via trade with Tigers, designate Travis Lakins for assignment

Red Sox add LHP Matt Hall via trade with Tigers, designate Travis Lakins for assignment

The Boston Red Sox made their second trade of the week Friday.

The Sox acquired left-handed reliever Matt Hall from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for minor league catcher Jhon Nunez.

Hall appeared in 21 games for the Tigers the past two seasons. He was 0-1 with a 9.48 ERA, 32 strikeouts, 18 walks and a 2.07 WHIP in 31 1/3 innings in that span. Hall made his major league debut for Detroit in 2018.

To make room for Hall on the team's 40-man roster, the team designated right-handed pitcher Travis Lakins for assignment, per Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic.

Lakins, 25, made his major league debut in 2019 and logged 16 appearances for the Red Sox. He went 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA, 18 strikeouts, 10 walks and a 1.41 WHIP in 23 1/3 innings of work.

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On Wednesday, the Red Sox traded first baseman/outfielder Sam Travis to the Texas Rangers in exchange for left-handed reliever Jeffrey Springs, while also designating lefty pitcher Bobby Poyner for assignment.