Tellez homers twice, Grichuk hits solo shot as Blue Jays dump Red Sox 10-3
Toronto Blue Jays' Rowdy Tellez hits a three run home run against the Boston Red Sox in the fifth inning of their American League MLB baseball game in Toronto on Tuesday May 21, 2019. It was his second home run in the game. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill)
Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:37PM EDT
TORONTO - Rowdy Tellez hit two homers and drove in five runs as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Boston Red Sox 10-3 on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and Freddy Galvis scored two runs apiece and Randal Grichuk hit a solo homer for the Blue Jays, who gave starter Marcus Stroman plenty of run support for a change.
Stroman, who entered play with a major-league low average of 1.55 runs of support per nine innings -- worked into the seventh inning for his second win of the year.
It was the first career multi-homer game for Tellez. The Blue Jays, who outhit Boston 11-7, have won three of their last five games.
Stroman (2-6) worked a 1-2-3 first inning and did well to escape the next two frames. Xander Bogaerts reached third base in the second before Stroman got Christian Vasquez to hit a comebacker to retire the side.
The Red Sox loaded the bases in the third but the Toronto right-hander fanned Mitch Moreland and Bogaerts, punctuating the last strikeout with a shimmy-shake as he trotted to the dugout.