Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox

Monday, 14 May, 2018

Estrada allowed a two-run homer to Hanley Ramirez in the third, part of a three-run inning for Boston.

"Changing speeds, using the breaking ball, elevating fastballs, that was good to see", Cora said.

The Blue Jays scored once in the fourth.

His command was mostly sharp until the fourth inning, when he walked two batters and gave up a two-out RBI single to Anthony Alford.

Maile, who almost cost Toronto the game when the Red Sox took the lead on his passed ball and error in the fourth inning, drove in four runs total, including one on a solo shot to tie the game in the seventh.

"To be able throw it 0-0 and get that strike, not a lot of guys want to swing at that 0-0 curveball", Price said.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said he had no problem with third base coach Luis Rivera's decision to send Solarte. The start was the second of the year for Biagini in the bigs, and he owns an 8.10 ERA and 2.00 WHIP after Thursday's disastrous showing. The Jays at home can be a tough out, but Toronto has had nearly no success with Biagini starting, especially against above average teams. By the time the fan was escorted off the field, Cora chose to make a pitching change and called on Carson Smith, ending Price's day after 93 pitches. "I like the mound. I look forward to it every time I get the ball here". The homer was Smoak's first since April 30 at Minnesota.

Facing right-hander Joe Biagini, pitching in place of the injured Marcus Stroman, Martinez hammered the first pitch he saw for a two-run jack to right-center field in the first inning.

Smoak led off the sixth with his fifth home run of the season.

Joe Kelly pitched a scoreless ninth for his second save of the season. By the time the fan was dragged off the field by police, Cora was able to make the change. He's 5 for 54 with no extra-base hits and 26 strikeouts in his past 17 games.

"I saw him a little bit in Cleveland previous year", Gibbons said. "If we're going to go, we'd better be safe. He'll be out there tomorrow".

While the Red Sox bullpen has been questionable and the starting pitching has taken a step back after a hot start, the Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-3, on Sunday to complete a hard road trip with a 6-4 record thanks largely to two people: Mookie Betts and Martinez.

Price was supposed to start against the Yankees on Wednesday, but had his start pushed to Saturday due to concern over the feeling in his left wrist.

Urshela has been a third baseman for most of his career, but catcher Russell Martin made his second start of the season at third on Saturday and regular third baseman Josh Donaldson was used as designated hitter as has been used on occasion since returning from the DL where he had been with a sore shoulder.

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Blue Jays: Toronto is off Monday before beginning a two-game road series against the Mets on Tuesday night. Biagini surrendered six runs on 10 hits in 4.1 innings in Cleveland in his latest start on May 3rd, and he was charged with the loss.

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