The first two innings flew by for Boston starter Nathan Eovaldi but he ran into trouble in the third. Eovaldi first gave up a three-run shot to Jays DH Justin Smoak, then a two-run bomb to first baseman Rowdy Tellez, giving the Jays a commanding 5-0 lead early on.
Despite the starting pitching giving Boston very little yet again, the Sox were able to bounce back by scoring three runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning.
Still being down 5-3, the Sox chipped away until the bottom of the 7th when first baseman Mitch Moreland was able to tie it up on a solo shot off of Toronto reliever Joe Biagini.
The Sox gave the lead up in the next half-inning on a Freddy Galvis home run but stayed un-phased. They were able to score two in the bottom of the ninth off of closer Ken Giles. One came on a double by the early season MVP Moreland, while the second run was scored on the aforementioned Devers single, giving Boston a 7-6 victory.
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