The Red Sox took two of three from the Blue Jays at Fenway Park earlier this month and are trying to wrap up a winning road trip after going 4-4 over the first eight games.
It would stay that way until the eighth inning. Originally the team expected he would return to Toronto’s lineup in two to three weeks.
As noted by Jarred Carrabis of Barstool Sports, Hill has already accomplished things that more established members of the Red Sox pitching staff haven’t done. Two of the runs came on the fourth homer of the season by Navarro.
“I’m not going to dwell on that”, Manager John Gibbons said. “That’s part of baseball”.
Boston’s Jackie Bradley Jr. snapped an 0-for-21 slump with a game-tying double in the seventh, then tied it again with a two-run homer off Osuna in the ninth. It was Navarro’s first home run since July 30 and gave Toronto a 2-0 lead. You know rhythms just been a little tad bit off I feel like I’ve taken some some good screens. I’ve never fully bought in to the idea of Dickey throwing hitters off balance for the next man up, at least not to the extent that many others do, but there’s undoubtedly something to it. “I’ve got to locate my fastball better”. Xander Bogaerts and Dustin Pedroia were both 2-for-5, with Bogaerts scoring two runs and Pedroia picking up his second stolen base of the season. Noe Ramirez pitched an inning of scoreless relief before Robbie Ross Jr. came in for the save.
“We showed a lot of character”, Boston interim manager Torey Lovullo said. He allowed a two-out double to pinch hitter Russell Martin.
MARINERS 9, RANGERS 2 (at Arlington, Texas) – Felix Hernandez became the American League’s first 18-game victor , Robinson Cano drove in four runs and Seattle beat AL West-leading Texas. The lefthander allowed a second-inning two-run homer to Dioner Navarro and an RBI single the same inning. Pinch-runner Dalton Pompey went to second when a pickoff attempt got away from first baseman Travis Shaw but Colabello bounced out to end the threat.
“Anything would have helped”, Bradley said when asked if the hit had boosted his confidence.
In the eighth inning, with two out, Edwin Encarnacion singled.
Tulowitzki fractured his left shoulder blade and had bruising on his upper back after a collision with Kevin Pillar at Yankee Stadium on September 12. The knuckleballer, who is winless in three starts, remains stuck on 99 career wins.
Dickey has faced the Red Sox six times this season without posting a win.
The Blue Jays’ big bats put a dent into pitches thrown by right-hander Rick Porcello on Friday night, but were otherwise miffed by a pair of lefties, Wade Miley on Saturday and Hill yesterday. They are six games ahead of Chicago, which holds the second wild-card spot.
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The Red Sox could try to keep him, but there doesn’t appear to be room in their rotation, especially if they land an ace, and it doesn’t appear Hill wants to be a reliever again after he’s worked so hard at coming back as a starter.
The loss was the second in a row for the BlueJays, who got a strong performance from Mark Buehrle pitching six giving up only eight hits. Coming off his shortest outing of the season, he is 0-14 in 22 starts since his last victory on May 17 – the worst drought for any pitcher in a season he was an All-Star.