Toronto Blue Jays 4, Boston Red Sox 3
Rafael Devers was retired by Ken Giles during the ninth inning to seal the Toronto Blue Jays’ with a 4-3 victory over the visiting Boston Red Sox on Tuesday evening. This snapped Toronto’s seven-game losing streak. This was a season-high for the Jays.
Meanwhile, Giles converted his 19th save in 20 opportunities. However, it was anything but easy. He needed 29 pitches to cap a night in which six Jays relievers combined for 4 2/3 scoreless innings.
The Blue Jays retired 11 consecutive batters until pinch hitter Brock Holt collected a one-out single off Giles. Meanwhile, Pinch runner Gorkys Hernandez stole second, while Mookie Betts drew a two-out walk.
Giles fell behind in the count 2-0 to Devers. Before he got back-to-back strikes. After a foul ball on the fifth pitch, Devers flied out harmlessly to center field.
Toronto scored all of their runs on homers by Reese McGuire, Cavan Biggio, and Rowdy Tellez.
Meanwhile, Tellez gave the Blue Jays a 4-3 lead during the fifth when he connected for a two-run shot. This was his 18th homer of the year and fourth since returning from the minors on the 23th August. The burly first baseman slugged a 1-1 fastball over the right-field fence off Josh Taylor.
The result meant that Boston lost their fourth straight game, and fell to 3-7 over the course of their last ten.
Jays continue the series on Wednesday evening.