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Red Sox down Jays for 10th straight win thanks to Betts’ slam

Mookie Betts capped a 13-pitch, fourth-inning at-bat in opposition to Toronto starter J.A. Happ with a go-ahead grand slam to energy the host Boston Red Sox previous the Blue Jays 6-Four to open a four-game sequence Thursday evening at Fenway Park.

Betts completed with 5 RBIs for the Red Sox, who established a brand new season top with their 10th consecutive victory.

Boston matched its earlier top of 9 straight with a Four-2 win Wednesday to sweep Texas. Boston starter David Price (10-6) bounced again from a couple of subpar begins to toss 6 2/Three innings of three-run ball.

Price struck out 8, gave up six hits and walked none to grow to be Boston’s fourth 10-game winner this 12 months.

Teoscar Hernandez hit a two-run homer, Kendrys Morales slugged a solo shot and Justin Smoak ripped an RBI double for Toronto, which could not keep away from its fourth loss in 5 video games.

Happ (10-6) gave up 5 runs on 5 hits and a stroll with six strikeouts over Three 2/Three innings.

The Blue Jays fell to 2-Eight in opposition to the Red Sox this season. Boston moved 37 video games over .500 this season, a feat they final completed in 1949.

Hernandez took Price deep within the first for his 14th homer of the 12 months, hanging Toronto up 2-Zero. Boston scored 5 runs within the fourth, forcing Happ to throw 46 pitches.

With one out, Brock Holt rolled a possible double play ball to shortstop, however Blue Jays 2d baseman Devon Travis’ foot got here off the bag at the play.

Both runners have been dominated secure after a Red Sox problem. Eduardo Nunez singled to load the bases, and Sandy Leon made it 2-1 with a fielder’s selection grounder to shortstop that were given Holt at 3rd.

Jackie Bradley Jr. walked to re-load the bases, putting in place Betts’ long at-bat that ended along with his 23rd homer. Morales hit his 11th homer within the 7th, however Betts replied with an RBI unmarried in the house part of the inning.

Smoak’s two-bagger within the 8th introduced the Blue Jays inside two, however Boston nearer Craig Kimbrel tossed a scoreless 9th for his 29th save. Toronto southpaw Ryan Borucki (Zero-1, 2.25 ERA) opposes Boston righty Rick Porcello (11-Three, Three.58) on Friday evening.

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