#RedSox Game Summary (July 1) Blowout Sale

#RedSox Game Summary (July 1) Blowout Sale. Chris Sale spoiled Toronto’s Canada Day celebrations with a totally dominating performance against the Blue Jays. He went 7 shutout innings, giving up just 4 hits and 1 walk with 11 punch-outs, further sealing his standing as one of the leading strikeout pitchers in the major leagues. The only Toronto run came in the 9th, a solo dinger by Steve Pearce off Robby Scott. The Sox got on the board in the very first inning, when, after Toronto starter Francisco Liriano walked Mookie Betts, Hanley Ramirez and Jackie Bradley, Jr. hit back-to-back doubles to plate 2 runs. In the 2nd, Deven Marrero singled and Betts walked, then pulled off a double steal. Both scored on a double by Dustin Pedroia. In the 5th, Betts walked, stole 2nd, reached 3rd on a fielder’s choice, and scored on a sac fly. By the top of the 9th, Boston had a 5-0 lead. Were they comfortable? No, not really, so after two singles and a walk loaded the bases, Xander Bogaerts drove in 2 more runs with a sharply hit single. The Sox went 12-for-36 in the game, and everyone had a hit except Sam Travis and Betts, but Betts walked 3 times (and scored 3 times) and as they used to say in Little League, “a walk is as good as a hit”. Boston beat Toronto, 7-1, at the Rogers Centre. Record: 46-35. Game 81/81. Halfway through.

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