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Boston’s 14-Run Barrage Completes Sweep of Jays

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The runs just keep on coming in Canada. The Bruins may not have had luck up north this weekend, but Jon Lester and the Red Sox capped off a three game series in Toronto by annihilating the Blue Jays by a score of 14-1.

The offense was once again in full swing as they plated their second straight double-digit run game. Leading the way for Boston was Kevin Youkilis who reached base five times by going 3/4 with a HR, 4 RBI, and 2 BB. Not far behind was David Ortiz with his 17th HR of the season and 4 RBI of his own. Dustin Pedroia and Adrian Gonzalez also went yard for the Sox and Gonzalez added 2 RBI to bring his league-leading total to 60.

Not that they needed a stellar pitching performance, but Jon Lester gave them one anyway. The lefty pitched eight innings while allowing only one run on two hits with eight strikeouts. After a shaky May where he had a 5.50 ERA in 36.0 IP, Lester has settled down to win both of his starts in June to improve to 9-2.

As for Toronto, the lone bright spot was from none other than the best player in baseball, Jose Bautista, who went 1-3 with his league-leading 21st HR.

Game Notes

W: Jon Lester (9-2)
L: Kyle Drabek (4-5)

  • Boston scored 35 runs in this three game series
  • Every starter had a hit with the exception of J.D. Drew, who went 0-5.

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