Mookie Betts doubled with the bases loaded to tie it in the eighth inning and dashed home from second base on an infield single, rallying the Boston Red Sox to a 5-4 victory Sunday over the Cincinnati Reds that moved them closer to the AL East title.
Hamilton, MLB's stolen base leader this season, was caught in a pickle when the Boston Red Sox tried to pick him off first base. The Red Sox lead the second-place New York Yankees, who beat Kansas City earlier in the day, by four games with six remaining. That ultimately belonged to them, but the most thrilling play of the game belonged to Hamilton.
The Blue Jays chased Pomeranz with four runs in the second to take a 5-2 lead when Hernandez and Donaldson each hit a two-run double.
The Yankees celebrated earning a wild-card berth while the Red Sox are choosing to wait. Associated Press Fred Thornhill The Canadian Press
Blue Jays: LHP J.A. Happ (9-11, 3.64 ERA) is set to pitch the second game of the series Tuesday night. Brett Anderson (2-2) allowed three runs in five innings. Andrew Benintendi had a pinch-hit solo homer. The Jays racked up eleven hits and walked five times with Teoscar Hernandez leaving the yard and scoring twice while Russell Martin went 2-4 with three runs driven in followed by Kendrys Morales with a pair of RBI's and a run. "We'll find out tomorrow.It's just been kind of painful for swings, but that's just the part of the season".
That means Fenway Park can start preparing for a potential celebration.