FINAL SCORE: Toronto Blue Jays 10, Boston Red Sox 8
IN BRIEF: The Red Sox and Blue Jays needed four hours and 23 minutes, as well as 418 pitches, to complete Sunday afternoon's game at Fenway Park.
Toronto's offense was in fine form with 10 runs scored on 15 hits, including home runs from Rowdy Tellez and Caleb Joseph. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. also shined for the Blue Jays. He went 4-for-6 at the plate with an RBI and two runs scored. A six-run fifth inning was the difference for the Blue Jays.
Boston's lineup had a strong showing, too. The Red Sox scored eight runs on 10 hits, powered by home runs from Xander Bogaerts, Kevin Plawecki, Jose Peraza and Bobby Dalbec.
The issue again for the Sox was pitching. Andrew Triggs got the start and lasted 3 1/3 innings. He gave up one earned run with two walks and four strikeouts. The Blue Jays did most of their damage against Red Sox pitcher Matt Hall, who allowed six earned runs, four hits and four walks in just 1 2/3 innings. Robinson Leyer surrendered three earned runs on four hits and a walk in 1/3 of an inning out of the Boston bullpen.
RED SOX RECORD: 14-28
Kevin Plawecki opened the scoring for the Red Sox with a 3-run shot to center field in the first inning.
Top prospect Bobby Dalbec has already hit three home runs in his brief MLB career. This blast gave Boston a 4-1 lead in the fourth inning.
Xander Bogaerts' two-run homer in the eighth inning gave the Red Sox a chance at a comeback.
UP NEXT The Red Sox are off Monday before starting a two-game series against the Phillies on Tuesday in Philadelphia.
at Phillies on Tuesday, Sept. 8 (4:05 p.m. ET on FS1)
at Phillies on Wednesday, Sept. 9 (7:05 p.m. on NESN)