Just minutes after Joe Kelly imploded in the top of the eighth inning, Yangervis Solarte let a routine pop up clang off his glove in the bottom of the inning to help give the Red Sox a 4-3 win over the Blue Jays at Fenway Park.
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With one out in the bottom of the eighth, Xander Bogaerts (pictured) doubled sharply to left and then stole third base. Blake Swihart lifted a pop up into shallow right field that Solarte never seemed to get under properly and when it went off his glove, Bogaerts came in to score.
The Red Sox had started the inning with a 3-2 lead but with two outs, Kelly came in and made an absolute mess of things - a walk, a hit, two hit batters, and a 3-3 tie.
Brandon Workman got the final out of the inning and was ultimately the winning pitcher. Craig Kimbrel worked a clean ninth for his 40th save.
Eduardo Rodriguez started for Boston and went six innings allowing one run on five hits. He struck out seven and didn't walk a batter.
J.D. Martinez had two hits including his 41st home run of the year in the second inning.
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