BOSTON (AP) — Connor Wong drove within the tiebreaking run with a sacrifice fly within the seventh inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Tuesday evening regardless of getting held to a few hits.
Kiké Hernández and Trevor Story had back-to-back doubles within the third for Boston.
Zack Collins homered for the Blue Jays off starter Nathan Eovaldi.
Wong was referred to as up from the minors Monday to exchange catcher Kevin Plawecki, who was placed on the COVID-19 injured checklist. Batting ninth and dealing with right-hander Yimi Garcia (0-1), Wong lofted a fly ball to proper subject that scored Bobby Dalbec, who opened the inning by reaching on an error by shortstop Bo Bichette.
It was Bichette’s second error of the sport, his first two this season.
Collins’ house run main off the second gave Toronto an early lead. Boston tied it the subsequent inning on doubles by Hernández and Story off Yusei Kikuchi.
Hansel Robles (1-0) threw 1 2/3 hitless innings in reduction for the win. Garrett Whitlock pitched an ideal ninth for his first save of the season.
Kikuchi went 5 innings, giving up one run on three hits with three walks and a strikeout. Eovaldi was lifted with two outs within the fifth. He allowed a run on seven hits with six strikeouts.
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