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Highlights from Red Sox's 12-2 win over Blue Jays

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Highlights from Red Sox's 12-2 win over Blue Jays

FINAL SCORE: Red Sox 12, Blue Jays 2

IN BRIEF: David Price holds Toronto to zero earned runs over five innings, and the Red Sox offense bangs out 12 runs on 16 hits, including four home runs, as Boston opens the four-game series with a 12-2 win at Rogers Centre.

BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 25-22

HIGHLIGHTS:

1st Inning

Rafael Devers gives Red Sox early lead with RBI single to right (1-0 BOS)

Xander Bogaerts scores on throwing error (2-0 BOS)

2nd Inning

Luke Maile ties game with two-run HR to left (2-2)

3rd Inning

Xander Bogaerts puts Sox back on top with two-run single to left (4-2 BOS)

Michael Chavis blasts 9th home run of the season to left (6-2 BOS)

5th Inning

Rafael Devers makes slick defensive play at third base 

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David Price retires the final 10 batters he faces in a 67-pitch outing (5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K)

6th Inning

Jackie Bradley Jr. homers for the first time since Game 3 of the World Series (8-2 BOS)

Brandon Workman strikes out two in a 1-2-3 inning

7th Inning

Rafael Devers drives in Mitch Moreland with RBI single to right (9-2 BOS)

Steve Pearce tacks on another run with SAC fly to center (10-2 BOS)

9th Inning

Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers go back-to-back off Ryan Tepera (12-2 BOS)

Hector Velazquez finishes up four no-hit innings from the Red Sox bullpen

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Eovaldi treated minor leaguers to a steak and lobster dinner after his rehab appearance

Eovaldi treated minor leaguers to a steak and lobster dinner after his rehab appearance

After pitching a scoreless inning in his one and only rehab appearance for the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox earlier this week, you could say Nathan Eovaldi left with a good taste in his mouth as he resumes his major league career with Boston, beginning tonight in Baltimore. 

He made sure his minor league teammates had one, too.

Eovaldi, in the first year of a four-year, $68 million contract he signed in the offseason, treated the PawSox to a dinner of steak and lobster tail after the game, Brendan McGair of the Pawtucket Times reported:

With outfielder Rusney Castillo at Pawtucket since 2016 and still a year to go on his seven-year, $72 million deal he signed as a free agent when he left Cuba in 2014, you'd think most of the PawSox, where the minimum Triple-A salary is about $11,000, would be eating pretty good almost every game night. 

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Nathan Eovaldi activated, will be in Red Sox bullpen tonight in Baltimore

Nathan Eovaldi activated, will be in Red Sox bullpen tonight in Baltimore

Nathan Eovaldi will make his long-awaited return to the Red Sox and be in the bullpen tonight in Baltimore.

Eovaldi, out after undergoing surgery April 23 to remove loose bodies from his pitching elbow, was activated from the 60-day injured list Saturday and added to the 25-man roster. To make room right-hander Ryan Weber was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket.

That's where the right-hander made his first appearance in a game since April 17. He struck out the side Thursday in his one-inning stint for the PawSox against Louisville. 

Eovaldi, a postseason hero as a reliever for the Red Sox in their run to the World Series title last fall, will be back in that role as he will be used to help reinforce a shaky bullpen that has blown an American League-high 18 saves.

Manager Alex Cora said Eovaldi won't necessarily close games, but he didn't rule it out. The Red Sox have worked without a set closer all season, leading to speculation that Eovaldi would take over the role. 

"Everyone says 'closer.' He'll help in the bullpen," Cora told MLB Network Radio last week. "We'll make that decision when we have to. He's coming off injury/surgery. Putting him in one role and go from there, it will benefit us, but at the same time, it's going to benefit him as far as his health. It's very structured, and we can use him that way. Hopefully, he can contribute the way we expect and we can take off."

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