Sports Chris Sale dominates as Red Sox edge Blue Jays in extras

02:50  21 april  2017
02:50  21 april  2017 Source:   Sportsnet

Blue Jays place Josh Donaldson on 10-day disabled list

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Boston starter Chris Sale was dominant over eight shutout innings. He struck out 13 batters in all — including Jose Bautista and Jarrod Saltalamacchia four times apiece. %2Fbaseball%2Fmlb%2Fchris- sale - dominates - red - sox - edge - blue - jays - extras %2F.

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image: Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale allowed just four hits and a walk. He threw 80 of his 102 pitches for strikes. © image Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale allowed just four hits and a walk. He threw 80 of his 102 pitches for strikes.

TORONTO — Mookie Betts hit a three-run double off Toronto reliever Jason Grilli in the 10th inning as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 on Thursday afternoon.

Grilli (0-2) gave up a single and two walks before Betts cleared the bases by driving a ball into the left-field corner to silence the crowd of 44,283 at Rogers Centre.

The Red Sox improved to 10-6 by taking the rubber game of the three-game series. Toronto is in the basement of Major League Baseball’s overall standings at 3-12.

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TORONTO — Chris Sale 's first bout with adversity with the Red Sox lasted about as long as he takes between pitches. Sale has proven especially harsh on the Blue Jays , and in their own backyard.

TORONTO — When the Red Sox traded for Chris Sale in December, the only peripheral issue that came up was his comportment. How would he handle pitching for Boston?

After strong performances by both starting pitchers, each team’s closer coughed up a run in the ninth inning.

Toronto’s Roberto Osuna gave up a two-out double to Mitch Moreland, who scored the game’s first run on a Xander Bogaerts single. Bogaerts was called safe at second base on the play but it was overturned after a review.

Kendrys Morales burned Boston closer Craig Kimbrel in the bottom half of the frame with a solo shot. It was his third home run of the season.

Boston left-hander Chris Sale struck out 13 batters over eight innings before Kimbrel blew his first save of the year. Kimbrel (1-0) also worked the 10th inning for the Red Sox, who have won five of their last six games.

Boston outhit Toronto 7-5.

Toronto starter Marco Estrada threw six shutout frames before Joe Biagini and Joe Smith followed with an inning of scoreless relief apiece.

Gibbons: 'No chance' struggling Bautista asks to move down lineup

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This time, Chris Sale showed that he was still able to strike batters out, but that’s clearly not enough. His command was off by just enough that the Blue Jays were all over him and took him After Sale left it was up to the Red Sox bullpen to hold on to and hope the offense could come back once again.

For the Red Sox , Chris Sale put forth one of his very best outings of the season and continued his utter domination of the Blue Jays . He ended up with eleven strikeouts on the night, with his fourth being his 1500th.

Dustin Pedroia flared a ball to shallow left field for the game’s first hit in the third inning. Andrew Benintendi moved him to second base with a two-out single but Estrada fanned Betts to escape.

The Blue Jays put two runners on in the bottom half. Devon Travis hit a one-out single and beat the throw to second when Ryan Goins hit a slow grounder to short.

Blue Jays notebook: Happ takes encouraging first step in recovery .
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ had a “very encouraging” throwing session Saturday, his first time playing catch in more than a week. Happ’s April 20 session didn’t go as well as the Blue Jays had hoped, so they limited the left-hander to rest and strength work until Saturday, when he made 30-40 throws from up to 75 feet at Rogers Centre under the supervision of pitching coach Pete Walker.“He didn’t necessarily step on it, but he felt very good,” Walker said. “Very encouraged by the way he was throwing the ball.

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