In a close game between the Red Sox and Blue Jays, Boston came out on top in a comeback victory 8-6.
The Red Sox were down 5-2 going into the 9th inning. David Ortiz, who hit two homers earlier in the game and became the oldest player to hit three homers in a playoff game, singled to bring Dustin Pedroia home. Mookie Betts then hit a triple to drive Xander Bogaerts and David Ortiz home. Bogaerts had singled before Ortiz’s at bat. Jackie Bradley Jr. followed that up with another single to drive in Mookie Betts for the win.
Boston will now face the Indians in Cleveland on Thursday as they try to reach their first World Series since 2013.
TORONTO (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are headed to the American League Championship Series for the first time since //.
Xander Bogaerts hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and the Red Sox rallied from three runs down to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Wednesday night and complete a three-game sweep of the AL Division Series.
Boston, the AL East champion, advanced to face either AL Central winner Kansas City or AL West champ Houston in the ALCS beginning Friday. The Royals lead their series 2-0.
The game ended when right fielder Mookie Betts made a running catch on Ben Revere’s flyball just in front of the warning track with runners at second and third. The Red Sox celebrated as they ran toward Betts, who caught it on his back hip with his left arm outstretched.
TORONTO—The Toronto Blue Jays have been eliminated from the MLB playoffs in a hard-fought series against the Boston Red Sox.
“We gave it our all this season, but it wasn’t enough to beat the Red Sox,” said Jose Bautista, captain and right fielder of the Blue Jays. “I guess we’ll just have to wait until next year.”
As the final pitch was thrown at Rogers Centre Wednesday night, Red Sox fans rushed the field, tearing down the outfield walls and chasing players into the locker rooms. The victory was short-lived, however, as riot police arrived soon after and arrested dozens of people.
“No one said winning was going to be easy,” said Michael Saunders, left fielder for the Blue Jays. “I mean, we won all those games this season and that still wasn’t enough.”
The Red Sox will now move on to face the winner of the Texas Rangers–Toronto Blue Jays series in a best-of-five matchup for a spot in the World Series.
BOSTON, MA – After a thrilling game 5 in the ALDS, the Boston Red Sox will advance to the ALCS after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Red Sox were led by David Ortiz who hit a two run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give them a 4-3 lead. The Blue Jays stormed back in the ninth but were unable to complete the comeback.
The Sox will take on either the Houston Astros or Kansas City Royals on Friday.
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With their backs against the wall, the Boston Red Sox were able to muster up a convincing victory against the Toronto Blue Jays. The final score was 5-4, but the game wasn’t without its controversial calls. In the bottom of the ninth inning, Toronto had runners on first and second with no outs. A sacrifice bunt advanced both runners 90 feet and brought Jose Reyes to the plate with a chance to tie or win it for his team.
Reyes hit a hard ground ball up the middle that ricocheted off of starter Clay Buchholz’s leg. Shortstop Xander Bogaerts fielded it and threw out Reyes at first, who then proceeded to throw his helmet in frustration as he watched second baseman Devon Travis get tagged out at third base. Here’s where things got tricky. The umpires ruled that Buchholz interfered with Reyes by obstructing his path to first base, a judgement that proved costly when Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run home run two batters later.
Replays clearly indicated that Reyes had an unobstructed path to first base, meaning that Encarnacion’s homer should not have counted. But there is no instant replay in baseball, so once an umpire makes a ruling on the field, it stands unless overturned
The Boston Red Sox defeat the Toronto Blue Jays as Brock Holt slams a home run for the win in game 3 of the ALDS. This game was a thrilling game because the Blue Jays led 9-4 in the 8th inning. The Red Sox were able to tie it up by scoring 5 runs in the 8th inning, and then Brock Holt hit a home run to win it 10-9. How incredible is that?
Boston Red Sox are moving on to face the winner of Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals in the ALCS. The Kansas City Royals are leading 2-0 against the Houston Astros and can clinch today if they win game 3 (game 2 was postponed).
OAKLAND, Calif. Tom Brady showed up for the New England Patriots voluntary workouts this week, ending speculation that he planned to skip them in a protest over his four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate. The 2015 season will be a pivotal one for the Patriots quarterback. He will turn 38 and will look to prove that he still has enough left to lead the team back to the Super Bowl. Brady is coming off one of his worst seasons in recent years and is armed with a new contract that should keep him in New England through the 2017 season. The Patriots are also trying to put Deflategate behind them, which would make another Super Bowl appearance a good way to do it.
Brady looked sharp on the first day of minicamp Tuesday, hooking up with Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski on some nice plays during team drills. But it was an otherwise uneventful day for the three-time Super Bowl champion: no interceptions, no dropped passes, no drama.