Blue Jays sweep Red Sox, take advantage of defensive misunderstandings

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Boston fans who turned out to see David Ortiz inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday earned an added bonus for their troubles: They didn’t have to watch. The Red Sox Make another stinky post against another AL former opponent.

Before the former Boston slugger could even step up to the microphone in Cooperstown, the team he had led to three World Series championships was already down 5–0, losing 8–4 and sweeping three games. was on its way. Toronto Blue Jays,

“The baseball game we’re playing is terrible and their ninth in 10 tries to drop to .500 for the season,” manager Alex Cora said after the Red Sox lost their fifth game in a row.

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Matt Chapman, left, right, of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrate with Raimel Tapia after defeating the Boston Red Sox at a baseball game on Sunday, July 24, 2022 in Boston.
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“We’re not catching the ball. We’re not batting well, we’re not throwing strikes. It’s bad. It’s really bad right now,” Quora said, “But we are talented. And we can change that quickly, and it starts tomorrow.”

Two days after Raimel Tapia hit an inside-park Grand Slam in a record-setting 28–5 Blue Jays win, Toronto had to triple a first-place base-load for a 5–0 lead over top Boston prospect Bryan. . Belo (0-2) – One of five players in the Red Sox lineup who started the season in the minors.

Tapia scored three hits and four runs, giving her 10 RBI for the series, and Vladimir Guerrero There were four hits for the Blue Jays. Toronto also took advantage of three errors and a series of other mistakes by Boston, which has not won a series this season against an AL East rival in 12 tries and is just half a game ahead of last-place Baltimore in the division.

On Sunday, the Red Sox kicked the ball around the outfield, threw it into the infield, threw it into baserunner’s backs, missed tags and missed bases, and generally played like little leaguers, half of whom are starting points. The days were

“Defensively we have taken a step back in the last 14 days,” Cora said. “We were really good defensively in the beginning. … It feels like the pace picks up at one point in the game right now, and it’s looking terrible.”

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George Springer of the Toronto Blue Jays, right, third as Xander Bogarts of the Boston Red Sox, left, waits for the ball in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 24, 2022 in Boston.

George Springer of the Toronto Blue Jays, right, third as Xander Bogarts of the Boston Red Sox, left, waits for the ball in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 24, 2022 in Boston.
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Tim Myza (4-0) won as the most effective reliever after playing a double in the seventh. Toronto starter Ross Stripling allowed two runs in four innings before reliever Trevor Richards dropped two more when Jaren Duran scored in the triple and fifth, Jackie Bradley Jr., a single homer in the sixth, 8–4. made from

But the biggest excitement of the day was when a clip of Ortiz’s acceptance speech was played on the scoreboard.

The Red Sox could use him. Instead, the lineup was missing ailing All-Stars JD Martinez and Rafael Devers and top off-season acquisitions. Trevor StoryWith the bottom five in the batting order all hitting worse than .220.

In a 98-degree heat and already trailing 5–1, the Red Sox were booed by the home crowd in the second inning when George Springer stole second base and finished third when Christian Vazquez’s throw outfield. Went in and got kicked around. Left fielder by Franchi Cordero.

Bello conceded five runs in nine hits and two walks, scoring two runs in four innings; They have yet to finish fifth in any of their three major leagues. But this time he got hurt by some bad luck and some poor defence.

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Cavan Bigio, left, of the Toronto Blue Jays tags Yolmar Sanchez of the Boston Red Sox, who was attempting to steal second base in the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 24, 2022 in Boston.

Cavan Bigio, left, of the Toronto Blue Jays tags Yolmar Sanchez of the Boston Red Sox, who was attempting to steal second base in the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 24, 2022 in Boston.
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Toronto loaded base on two softly hit balls in the first innings – one that bounced off third base – and a walk, then Cavan Bigio joined third baseman Jeter Downs for a two-run single which was also booted by Cordero. Tapia made it 5-0 on a base-loaded triple to right-center gap.

“Baseball was on his side today,” Belo said. “I just needed to keep working, keep learning, and be ready for my next start.”

The Blue Jays added three more in the fifth, which began when Hirokazu Sawamura ran leadoff batsman Teoscar Hernandez after the Red Sox reliever put his fingers to his mouth on a 2–1 count after a warning, resulting in two. Automatic balls happened.

Hernandez came on Tapia’s single to score, and another run was scored as Downs bowled the ball past a baserunner on his way home; Downs also muffed a regular grounder. The final run came when pitcher Sawamura first covered the right side of the infield on a dribbler but overruns the bag.

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Red Sox: Martinez was available to pinch hit despite back spasm and could return to the lineup on Monday night. … the story changed as he recovered from an injured right arm. INF/OF Kike Hernandez reports progress as he works his way back from a right hip flexor strain.

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Toronto Blue Jays' Ross Stripling walks on a pitch in the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, July 24, 2022 in Boston.

Toronto Blue Jays’ Ross Stripling walks past a pitch in the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, July 24, 2022, in Boston.
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Blue Jays: Closed on Mondays, host cardinals On Tuesday, RHP Jose Berios (7-4) faces St. Louis with RHP Andre Palante (3-4).

Red Sox: Open four-match series Against the GuardiansRHP Nick Pivetta (8-7) to face Cleveland RHP Zach Plesac (2-7).