The Toronto Blue Jays gave the Boston Red Sox no chance at Rogers Center on Monday, easily defeating them 7-2.
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Crowd-favorite pitcher Kevin Gausman (6-6) was particularly pleased by striking out 10 batters. He finally gave up after seven innings of work, allowing only four hits and two walks.
Ninth-inning reliever Shaun Anderson allowed the Red Sox two runs on four hits.
Offensively, the Jays have had success with the long ball. George Springer (one point) and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (two points) first dealt a heavy blow to their opponents in the third set. Matt Chapman then added two runs, also with a two-run homer, in the fifth inning.
Red Sox pitcher Connor Seabold (0-1), making only his second major league career start, went through hell, allowing all seven runs in four and two-thirds innings , on nine hits and one walk. Despite this catastrophic outing, he passed seven opponents in the mitt.
Both teams will continue this three-game series on Tuesday. Michael Wacha (Red Sox) and Ross Stripling (Blue Jays) should be the men on the mound.
Yankees win late
In New York, a Yankees six-run surge in the seventh inning allowed them to defeat the Oakland Athletics 9-5.
Josh Donaldson (double), Jose Trevino (double) and Marwin Gonzalez (single) all had two-run hits on that turn at bat, to put theirs ahead.
The visitors, for their part, scored all of their points in the third set, including three thanks to a double from Elvis Andrus, who emptied the trails.