Recap - well that pretty much sucked

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

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The Blue Jays used a nine-run seventh inning to run an 8-4 deficit into a 13-10 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Friday night.

Boston actually had an 8-1 lead after three innings, thus blowing their largest lead since squandering a nine-run advantage against the Yankees in April 2012.

The Red Sox scored five in the bottom of the first and three more two innings later and starting pitcher Joe Kelly appeared to have more than enough offensive support to nail down the victory.

However, he could only make it through the sixth inning before giving way to a very ineffective bullpen (Matt Barnes, Junichi Tazawa, Tommy Layne) which allowed nine runs without recording so much as a single out.

The Red Sox offense produced eleven hits including home runs by Pablo Sandoval, Mookie Betts and Dustin Pedroia.

Betts (pictured) left the game in the fourth inning after running into the fence to the side of the Red Sox bullpen in center; he was said have suffered a mild back sprain.

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