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Highlights of Red Sox's 8-2 win over the Blue Jays

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Highlights of Red Sox's 8-2 win over the Blue Jays

FINAL SCORE:  Red Sox 8, Blue Jays 2

IN BRIEF: Ryan Weber pitches six strong innings in his first start since 2017, picking up his first ever win as a starter in the majors, and the Red Sox pull away in the late innings, pounding out eight runs on 15 hits to close out the four-game set in Toronto with an 8-2 victory.

BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 27-23 

HIGHLIGHTS:

2nd Inning

Freddy Galvis doubles to left field, driving in Rowdy Tellez (1-0 TOR)

3rd Inning

Michael Chavis RBI groundout scores Eduardo Nunez, tying the game (1-1)

4th Inning

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. throws Rafael Devers out while sitting on the ground

6th Inning

Rafael Devers doubles to right center, scoring Xander Bogaerts (2-1 BOS)

Steve Pearce singles home Rafael Devers (3-1 BOS)

Ryan Weber completes strong outing, allowing one run on three hits over six innings, striking out four without a walk (93 pitches, 59 strikes)

7th Inning

Mookie Betts doubles to left, scoring Jackie Bradley, Jr. (4-1 BOS)

Rafael Devers throws Danny Jansen out from his knees

8th Inning

Eduardo Nunez singles to shallow left, scoring Andrew Benintendi (5-1 BOS)

9th Inning

Xander Bogaerts scores from second base on an infield single from Rafael Devers (6-1 BOS)

Steve Pearce finishes a three-hit day with his first home run of the season, a two-run shot to left (8-1 BOS)

Justin Smoak hits a solo HR off Hector Velazquez (8-2 BOS)

UP NEXT:

@ Astros, Friday, 8:10 p.m. NESN
@ Astros, Saturday, 7:15 p.m., FOX
@ Astros, Sunday, 2:10 p.m., NESN

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Marcus Stroman calls Dennis Eckersley a clown and hypocrite after announcer takes issue with celebration

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Marcus Stroman calls Dennis Eckersley a clown and hypocrite after announcer takes issue with celebration

As Marcus Stroman ended the sixth inning in the Blue Jays' win Sunday at Fenway Park with a strikeout of Eduardo Nunez, he celebrated by shouting at the Red Sox bullpen. On the Red Sox broadcast, Dennis Eckersley called Stroman's celebration "tired."

Stroman then took to Twitter to call out Eckersley for his comments on the air and didn't hold back, calling him a "clown" and a "hypocrite"

It's hard to tell someone else to stop celebrating when they're handing it to the defending champs for the second game in a row. The next time Stroman takes the mound, he probably won't tone down his celebrations either. 

And the Red Sox' job will be to keep him from celebrating because that's the only thing you can do in that situation. Just score runs on him. 

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Brock Holt (hamstring) leaves Red Sox loss, Cora calls him 'day-to-day'

Brock Holt (hamstring) leaves Red Sox loss, Cora calls him 'day-to-day'

Brock Holt exited the Boston Red Sox' game against the Toronto Blue Jays after just three innings on Sunday afternoon after suffering an apparent injury.

According to multiple reports, Holt left the game with "left hamstring tightness." It's unclear what the extent of the injury might be, but it's certainly not good news for the Red Sox.

Holt was thrown out at home plate in the 2nd inning trying to score from second base and apparently suffered the injury on the play. While Holt did return to the game in the 3rd inning to play the field, he only lasted one inning before being replaced by Eduardo Nunez.

If Holt misses any amount of time, the Red Sox will be thin on the bench once again. Regular starting third baseman, Rafael Devers, missed his second straight game with a hamstring injury of his own. However, Alex Cora expects him to be ready to play in the coming days, so that is good news for the team.

Holt is hitting .302 this season with one homer. He has helped to solidify the team's troubles at second base since returning from the IL with eye and shoulder issues.

UPDATE (5:25 p.m): Alex Cora provided an update on Holt after the game and declared him "day-to-day."

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