Jays back in win column

The Associated Press
Matt Kalman

BOSTON—For the second time in eight days, Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright held the Toronto Blue Jays’ offence at bay but got little run support and took the loss.
Wright allowed two runs on six hits, struck out six, and walked none in six innings as the Red Sox lost 5-3 to the Blue Jays at Fenway Park yesterday afternoon.
Wright (0-2) allowed two runs on four hits, including a solo home run by Jose Bautista and a RBI-single by Chris Colabello, last Sunday before shutting out Toronto for the next five innings.
“Outstanding job,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said about the knuckle-baller.
“He threw a lot of strikes. He was able to change speeds effectively.
“And against that lineup, which as we know is very powerful, he was able to slow them down for six innings and clearly keep us in the ballgame,” Farrell added.
The Red Sox had one run on two hits in seven innings against Toronto winning pitcher Aaron Sanchez (1-0).
Travis Shaw hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning against Jays’ closer Roberto Osuna.
“Sanchez threw the ball well,” Shaw said.
“Steven gave us a chance to win but offensively we just couldn’t gather any momentum off of him.”
Bautista drove in two runs with a solo homer and a double while Edwin Encarnacion added two singles and an RBI for the Jays, who had lost two-straight and were 1-4 against the Red Sox.
Toronto’s Kevin Pillar had three singles and made two nice catches in centre after being dropped from lead-off to eighth in the batting order.
The teams met in the finale of the four-game series earlier today in Boston’s annual Patriots’ Day game, which was scheduled for an 11:05 a.m. (ET) start and coincided with the running of the Boston Marathon.
Sanchez held Boston hitless until Marco Hernandez’s broken-bat single with two outs in the fifth—his first major-league hit.
Sanchez struck out seven and walked four.
After scoring just five run in the previous two days, the Jays took a 2-0 lead in the first.
Bautista’s homer caromed off the left-field foul pole and rolled behind the infield, where it was picked up by third-base umpire Angel Hernandez.
They followed with three-straight singles, with Colabello driving in a run.
Hernandez, making his major-league debut, had his soft liner drop into left in the fifth when his bat shattered and went back into the new protective screen along the first-base line.
He stole second, advanced on catcher Russel Martin’s throwing error, and scored on Mookie Betts’ single.
Elsewhere in the AL, Minnesota beat L.A. 3-2 (12 innings), New York edged Seattle 4-3, Tampa Bay nipped Chicago 3-2, Houston topped Detroit 5-, and Oakland shaded Kansas City 3-2.
Baltimore at Texas was rained out.
Over in the NL, Atlanta topped Miami 6-5 (10 innings), Pittsburgh beat Milwaukee 9-3, Philadelphia edged Washington 3-2 (10 innings), St. Louis nipped Cincinnati 4-3, Colorado blanked Chicago 2-0, Arizona dumped San Diego 7-3, and L.A. downed San Francisco 3-1.
The N.Y. Mets dumped Cleveland 6-0 in interleague play.