Boston Red Sox, In Extras, Take Down Blue Jays In Toronto
In a divisional game on Friday night, the Boston Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4. The game went into extra innings and ended in the 11th inning with Boston scoring 3 runs in the top of the 11th inning.
Boston sent newcomer Doug Fister to the hill for his second start in a Red Sox uniform. Fister went five innings and gave up 3 runs on five hits while walking 3 batters and striking out 5.
In relief, John Farrell used Heath Hembree (1 IP, 1 ER,1 hit), Matt Barnes, Blaine Boyer, and Craig Kimbrel. Barnes and Boyer pitched 2 scoreless innings apiece with Kimbrel closing things out in the bottom of the 11th inning.
Offensively, the Boston Red Sox pieced together 12 hits on the night. The big hero of the night came from a player who started the game on the bench.
Xander Bogaerts was supposed to have the night off for some rest, but in the top of the 11th Farrell used him to pinch hit for Chris Young. Bogaerts ended up singling and drove in the game-winning run in Hanley Ramirez.