Recap - Mookie Saves the Day

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

A two-out bases-loaded double by Mookie Betts in the top of the tenth inning snapped a 1-1 tie and lifted the Red Sox to a 4-1 win over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Thursday afternoon.

Boston had taken a 1-0 lead in the ninth on a two-out double by Mitch Moreland and an RBI single by Xander Bogaerts.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
Toronto tied the game in the bottom of the inning on a solo home run by Kendrys Morales off Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel.

Chris Sale (pictured) pitched an absolute gem, going eight innings in the no-decision. He allowed just four hits and walked one while striking out thirteen in lowering his ERA to 0.91. He threw 80 of his 102 pitches for strikes.

Jose Bautista (four) and Jarrod Saltalamacchia (three) combined for seven strikeouts by Sale who thus far in his Red Sox career has been even better than advertised.

Despite the blown save, his first of the year, Kimbrel got the win in relief with a two-inning outing. He struck out the side in the tenth.

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