The Red Sox were handcuffed by Toronto starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez for seven innings as the Blue Jays held off a late rally to beat Boston 5-3 at Fenway Park.
Photo courtesy of the Associated Press
Steven Wright pitched well for the Red Sox but was tagged for a pair of first-inning runs on a solo home run by Joey Bautista and an RBI single by Chris Colabello. Wright scattered six hits over six innings; he struck out six and did not walk a batter. Although he's 0-2 in the early goings of the 2016 season, he's pitched to a 2.13 ERA.
Sanchez held the Sox hitless until the bottom of the fifth inning when Marco Hernandez lifted a soft two-out single to left, his first career hit.
Hernandez scored the first Boston run on an RBI single by Mookie Betts (pictured) in the fifth. The Red Sox added two more runs in the bottom of the ninth on a two-run blast by Travis Shaw, his first long ball of the year.
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