Thursday, November 20, 2014

Blue Jays romp over Red Sox

BOSTON—Melky Cabrera’s second homer sailed over the left-field wall and smashed a car window across the street.
Just a little extra damage in a game when the Toronto Blue Jays hammered the Boston Red Sox.

Cabrera homered from both sides of the plate and drove in five runs, and R.A. Dickey pitched three-hit ball for seven innings, as the Jays won 14-1 last night.
“He didn’t know” his three-run homer in a nine-run sixth inning had cracked the windshield, Cabrera said through a translator.
“He saw that after the game.”
Dickey’s knuckleball was so good, he could have done without some of those runs.
“I kind of wish they could divide them up over, like, three starts,” he quipped.
“[I] almost kind of wish we’d have only scored two runs because I felt like I had that kind of knuckleball tonight, and saved this outing for when I gave up five, but I’ll take it.”
The Jays won for the sixth time in seven games while the Red Sox lost one day after stopping a five-game slide that began in Toronto with three losses.
Cabrera homered into Boston’s bullpen in right field after Jose Reyes led off the game with a walk.
Cabrera then made it 9-0 in the sixth with his 14th of the season.
Ryan Goins had four hits and four RBIs for Toronto.
Dickey (9-10) had a season-high 10 strikeouts, allowed a run, and walked one as he won for just the third time in 10 starts.
But against the Red Sox this season, he’s 3-0 with 21 strikeouts and two walks.
Clay Buchholz (5-7) left the game after allowing the first three batters to reach in the sixth, with one run scoring on a double by Goins.
“They hit the pitches I was missing with,” Buchholz noted.
Felix Doubront came in and faced 10 batters, allowing six runs, six hits, and two walks.
He got his only outs on a sacrifice fly and a forceout.
Everyone in the Jays’ lineup except Reyes scored in the sixth, and Munenori Kawasaki scored twice.
Toronto’s 14 runs matched its season-high against Cincinnati back on June 20.
Elsewhere in the AL, Texas doubled New York 4-2 and Houston beat Oakland 7-3.

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