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Red Sox pitching shuts down Blue Jays in 2-1 win


Connor Wong hits a sacrifice fly to drive in Bobby Dalbec in the seventh inning of Boston’s 2-1 win over Toronto on Tuesday night in Boston. Charles Krupa/Assocaited Press

BOSTON — Connor Wong drove in the tie-breaking run with a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Tuesday night despite getting held to three hits.

Kiké Hernández and Trevor Story had back-to-back doubles in the third for Boston.

Zack Collins homered for the Blue Jays off starter Nathan Eovaldi.

Wong was called up from the minors Monday to replace catcher Kevin Plawecki, who was put on the COVID-19 injured list. Batting ninth and facing right-hander Yimi Garcia (0-1), Wong lofted a fly ball to right field 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 game, his first two this season.

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Collins’ home run leading off the second gave Toronto an early lead. Boston tied it the next inning on doubles by Hernández and Story off Yusei Kikuchi.

Hansel Robles (1-0) threw 1 2/3 hitless innings in relief for the win. Garrett Whitlock pitched a perfect ninth for his first save of the season.

Kikuchi went five innings, giving up one run on three hits with three walks and a strikeout. Eovaldi was lifted with two outs in the fifth. He allowed a run on seven hits with six strikeouts.


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