Published: Wed, April 25, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Granderson's HR sinks Sox in 10th

Granderson's HR sinks Sox in 10th

Tonight Eduardo Rodriguez makes the Sox for the Sox in game two. Granderon's his third home run of the season came off Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel, a towering solo blast off the facing of the third deck in right field.

Red Sox manager Alex Cora said, "We think we have a great offensive club, but this is going to happen".

The ball was flying deep in St. Louis as well, as the high flying NY Mets got another win when Jay Bruce blasted a go-ahead and eventual game winning home run in the 10th to give the Mets a 6-5 win.

The Red Sox scored their first run in the sixth inning on an RBI single by Hanley Ramirez.

"Trying to just do anything I can to help the team win", said Granderson, who entered 0 for 5 with three strikeouts in his career against Kimbrel.

Red Sox hitters have slashed.275/.344/.457 on their way to 5.8 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.8 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.8 per game over the team's last five contests (2-3 SU).

BC-BBA-Red-Sox-Blue-Jays, 1st Ld-Writethru, 856Granderson's homer in 10th gives Blue Jays win over Red SoxAP Photo FJT209, FJT208, FJT205, FJT203, FJT201, FJT113, FJT202Eds: Blue Jays 4, Red Sox 3, 10 innings. Andrew Triggs (2-0) allowed one run in six innings with six strikeouts, and former closer Santiago Casilla pitched a scoreless ninth for his first save. "That's why they call it the big leagues".

Nunez tried to score on the play but Granderson delivered a strong throw to catcher Russell Martin, who applied the tag in plenty of time. "And he made a ideal throw and threw him out". That all changed in a hurry in the second inning, although Porcello had relatively little to do with the three-run frame aside from a leadoff walk. Devers, the Boston third baseman, had a rough frame and Toronto took full advantage.

Steve Pearce led off with a walk.


Granderson hit a sharp grounder later in the inning that handcuffed Devers after it hit the seam where the turf meets the dirt infield. The ball bounced behind Devers and as he retrieved it, Aledmys Diaz and Devon Travis scampered home.

- The Red Sox didn't log their first hit of the game until Jackie Bradley Jr. led off the third inning with a single to the right side.

Right-hander Rick Porcello (4-0, 1.40 ERA) will start Tuesday for Boston. Jose Berrios (2-2) allowed five runs, six hits and two walks in four-plus innings.

It was the first blown save of the season for Kimbrel (0-1).

The Red Sox are 17-5 SU and are 12-9 against the spread (ATS).

Veteran Al Horford played his best game of the series so far, recording a double double with 22 points and 14 rebounds and Terry Rozier chipped in 16 after two lackluster games in Milwaukee.

Before the game, the Blue Jays honoured the victims of Monday's deadly van attack in north Toronto. Toronto police officers and paramedics were recognized for their efforts and a banner reading '#TorontoStrong' hung from the 200 level above the wall in centre field.

"These guys all feel it", Jays manager John Gibbons said. The third baseman is on the disabled list with a shoulder injury but is expected to return soon. New England Sports Network is in line to televise the action and the first pitch will be at 7:07 p.m. ET. She won a silver medal in women's slopestyle at the Pyeongchang Olympics last February. Aaron Sanchez toes the rubber against the visiting Red Sox on Wednesday night.

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