Bogaerts, Vázquez rally Red Sox in 9th past Blue Jays 9-8 – Porterville Recorder
BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts hit a tying homer in the ninth inning and catcher Christian Vázquez manufactured the winning run with his legs, rallying the Boston Red Sox past the Toronto Blue Jays 9-8 on Saturday night.
Bogaerts’ leadoff shot to center field against closer Anthony Bass (2-3) made it 8-all before Vázquez reached on a fielder’s choice with one out. Vázquez, who had three hits, stole second and advanced to third as Caleb Joseph’s throw sailed into center field for an error.
Yairo Muñoz hit a dribbler to third, but Travis Shaw’s throw to the plate was off target and Vázquez slid in safely.
“I don’t care what our record is, at any time — it’s pretty fun winning a game like that,” Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke said.
Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run homer, Rafael Devers homered and had three RBIs, and