Blue Jays use big second inning to pummel Red Sox

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Boston, MA, United States (4E Sports) – The Toronto Blue Jays had five runs in the second inning en route to beating the Boston Red Sox, 7-2 Thursday at Fenway Park for a three-game sweep.

Melky Cabrera and Jose Bautista homered on consecutive pitches in the first inning.

In the second, Steve Tolleson and Kevin Pillar singled and moved up on a sacrifice bunt by Anthony Gose before Jose Reyes doubled in both runners to make it 4-1.

Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion followed with RBI singles as the Blue Jays pushed their lead to 6-1.

Brett Lawrie grounded into a forceout at second that scored Bautista with the fifth run of the inning, making it 7-1.

Thee Red Sox added a run in the second on Xander Bogaerts’ homer.

The Blue Jays’ Mark Buehrle (8-1) allowed two runs in the first two innings and left after giving up seven hits and no walks with five strikeouts in seven innings. He retired 11 of the last 12 batters

Red Sox starter Jon Lester (4-6) allowed seven runs on seven hits through 1 1/3 innings then retired 12 straight batters before giving up a single to Pillar with one out in the seventh.

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