This one was wrapped up early.
Bill Hall smashed a homer in his first at-bat to put the Sox on top 2-1 in the second inning. He stepped up for the second time in the fourth and hit another jack that simply seemed to crush the Blue Jays.
The way Clay Buchholtz was pitching, it didn’t take much.
Buchholtz went 8 innings giving up only 1 run (unearned) on 5 hits. This outing sums up an incredible year for the former :future: of the Red Sox pitching staff. The future is now. Buchholtz improved to 13-5 this season and brought his ERA down to 2.49
The Sox bats broke this game wide open in the fifth with home runs from JD Drew and Adrian Beltre as well as an RBI single from Bill Hall. Hall, the versatile infielder/outfielder has made his case to earn some playing time even after the imminent return of the Laser Show, Dustin Pedroia.
Speaking of Pedroia, he is slotted to return to the lineup on tuesday when the Sox take on the Angels at Fenway. This could be the spark the club needs to make a late run at the post-season.