Boston Red Sox defeat Toronto Blue Jays, 7-5
Time was winding down, the Blue Jays were ahead, and the scoreboard in left revealed the Rays were winning as well.
The Red Sox, down by a run in a game gaining importance by the minute, hadn't done more than chip away against the Blue Jays all evening. They lost the first game, 8-1, falling three games behind the victorious Rays.
And they were in danger of losing again.
Then Jason Bay doubled to lead off the eighth inning, followed by a line single to center by Jed ...
BOSTON—Jacoby Ellsbury drove in the go-ahead run on a 30-foot single when pitcher Scott Downs fell going after the ball and the Boston Red Sox rallied for a 7-5 win to split their day-night doubleheader with the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday night.
Toronto won the opener 8-1 and led 5-2 in the nightcap with five runs in the second inning. Then Boston chipped away with a run in the sixth and another in the seventh before going ahead with three in the eighth.
The Blue ...