Selsky's two-run double leads Red Sox over Jays in spring training
Boston Red Sox's Rusney Castillo, right, high fives teammate Rafael Devers after Castillo hit a home run off Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Mat Latos during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game Monday, March 13, 2017, in Dunedin, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
The Associated Press
Published Tuesday, March 14, 2017 5:44PM EDT
FT. MYERS, Fla. -- Steve Selsky's two-run double in the bottom of the eighth inning led the Boston Red Sox to a 5-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in pre-season baseball action Tuesday.
Boston's Mitch Moreland had a two-run single in the bottom of the third inning to tie the game 2-2, and Dustin Pedroia put the Red Sox ahead with a sacrifice fly in the fourth.
Darwin Barney's RBI single in the seventh tied the game 3-3 before Selsky put Boston ahead two runs heading into the ninth.
Mike Ohlman hit a solo homer off Erik Cordier to pull the Jays within a run, but Shawn Haviland came on and struck out the side as the Jays left the bases loaded.
Toronto opened an early 2-0 lead on a Melvin Upton Jr. solo homer in the first inning and a Barney sacrifice fly in the second.
Cordier picked up the win while Haviland registered a save for Boston (8-10).
Danny Barnes took the loss for Toronto (5-11).