Recap - Sox Beat Jays Behind Strong Porcello Outing

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Rick Porcello turned in one of his best outings in a Red Sox uniform to date as the Red Sox topped the Blue Jays 5-3 at Fenway Park.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
Porcello (pictured) ventured into uncharted territory, becoming the first Boston pitcher to see the seventh inning a game this year. He turned in a very strong performance in notching his second win of the season. He went 6.1 innings allowing three runs on just two hits while striking out eight. He threw 60 of his 100 pitches for strikes.

Boston scored three in the first inning on doubles by David Ortiz and Travis Shaw. After an Edwin Encarnacion solo home run off Porcello in the top of the second, Boston got another run courtesy of an RBI single by Mookie Betts.

They added another run in the sixth on an RBI single by Dustin Pedroia.

Christian Vazquez, just called up from AAA Pawtucket, had a single and a double, and picked a runner off first base.

R.A. Dickey took the loss for Toronto.

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