Blue Jays at their best, and worst, in win over Red Sox


BOSTON – There are times when the Toronto Blue Jays can remind you why they were considered legitimate post-season contenders heading into the 2017 season, and then there are times when they show you why they’re full value for their sub-.500 record.

Sometimes, maddeningly, they can demonstrate both ends of the spectrum in the same game, the way they did Monday night.

A 4-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox featured their best and worst, with Marcus Stroman dominating a game like few starters can for six innings, the offence grinding down a good starter, and their defenders stealing hits before a seventh-inning error unravelled it all. It was an eighth-inning rally that saved the day.

The performance reinforced how rarely all facets of the Blue Jays’ game converge at the same time, although on this night at Fenway Park, they managed to overcome a damaging self-inflicted wound.

Justin Smoak started the game-salvaging rally in the eighth with a walk off Heath Hembree and advanced to third on a Kendrys Morales single. After Troy Tulowitzki popped out,

Source:: Sportsnet.ca – Sport

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