The Red Sox defeated the Blue Jays 4-3 by pouncing on them early. In the top of the 1st, Betts reached on an error by Devon Travis. Then, after walking four batters with two outs, it was 2-0 Red Sox. Swihart struck out to end the inning. In the top of the 2nd, Jackie Bradley Jr. hit his first home run since May 31, 2014. 3-0 Sox. And in the 3rd, David Ortiz crushed his 13th homer of the year high in to the right field stands of the Rogers Centre. Jays pitcher Marco Estrada left the game after only 2.1 innings, giving up 2 homers, 4 walks and 4 runs, 2 of them earned.
Meanwhile, Eddie Rodriguez held the Blue Jays scoreless, until the 4th inning that is. Edwin Encarnacion hit a ground rule double to center field. Chris Colabello singled him in, advancing to second on the throw. Rodriguez went six innings with only one earned run. But when Tommy Layne came in on relief, there was trouble.
Kevin Pillar singled and advanced to second on the ground out that followed. With two outs, Jose Reyes knocked a ball into the bullpen for a home run. Alexi Ogando settle the Blue Jays down, and Koji Uehara finished the game, earning the save. The Red Sox edged the Blue Jays 4-3. They will play a day game today at 1:00 that I may cover in my free time at Multi-Media camp.