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Moreland 2 HRs, walk-off shot sends Red Sox over Toronto 5-3

BOSTON (AP) The biggest bats in the Red Sox lineup have struggled to produce this season. Mitch Moreland continues to do his part to fill in the gaps.

Moreland hit two home runs, including a walk-off shot over the Green Monster to send Boston past the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 Sunday.

"I knew I needed to make something happen," Moreland said. "The guy, he threw a lot of soft.

Standings - AL East

Teams W L Pct GB L10 Stk
NYY 10 6 .625 - 5-5 L2
BAL 7 7 .500 2.0 5-5 W2
TB 8 8 .500 2.0 4-6 W2
BOS 6 9 .400 3.5 5-5 W1
TOR 5 8 .385 3.5 4-6 L1

Team Leaders - Hitting

Team Leaders - Pitching

Team Rankings - Hitting

Total AL Rank MLB Rank
R 63 4 12
AVG .236 3 5
SLG 0.413 3 6
OBP .302 4 12
HR 21 2 4
SB 3 4 11

Team Rankings - Pitching

Total AL Rank MLB Rank
W 6 4 10
ERA 4.74 5 13
WHIP 1.443 5 14
K/9 8.59 5 13
BAA 0.257 5 15
SLG 0.437 5 14
OBP .347 5 15

Latest Game - Aug 9, 2020

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
TOR (5-8) 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 6 2
BOS (6-9) 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 4 2

W: Barnes  (1-1) L: Hatch  (0-1)

TOR - HR: Bichette  (2) , Biggio  (4)

BOS - HR: Devers   (2) , Moreland 2 (6)

Player News

Brian Johnson SP: Johnson (personal) was... Aug 10, 3:56PM

Christian Vazquez C: Vazquez isn't starting Monday... Aug 10, 3:51PM

Rafael Devers 3B: Devers isn't in the lineup... Aug 10, 3:47PM

Mitch Moreland 1B: Moreland isn't in the lineup... Aug 10, 3:43PM

Andrew Benintendi LF: Benintendi isn't starting... Aug 10, 3:38PM

Player Injuries

Player Injury Status Exp Return
Rafael Devers 3B Ankle Day-to-Day 2020/08/11
Eduardo Rodriguez SP Not injury related Covid-19 2021/02/01
Darwinzon Hernandez SP Illness Covid-19 2020/08/15
Josh Taylor RP Illness Covid-19 2020/08/12
Chris Sale SP Elbow 60-day IL 2021/05/15
Dustin Pedroia 2B Knee 60-day IL 2020/09/01
Collin McHugh RP Opt out Day-to-Day 2021/02/01

Recent Transactions

Date Player Transaction
2020/08/08 Dylan Covey SP  Called Up from Minors
2020/08/07 John Andreoli RF   Released
2020/08/07 Ryan Weber RP    Sent to Minors
2020/08/05 Matt Hall RP   Sent to Minors
2020/08/05 Chris Mazza RP   Sent to Minors

Last 5 Games

Date Team Result
Sun, Aug 9 Toronto W, 5-3 Boxscore Recap
Sat, Aug 8 Toronto L, 2-1 Boxscore Recap
Fri, Aug 7 Toronto W, 5-3 Boxscore Recap
Wed, Aug 5 @Tampa Bay W, 5-0 Boxscore Recap
Tue, Aug 4 @Tampa Bay L, 5-1 Boxscore Recap

Next 5 Games

Date Team Time
Mon, Aug 10 Tampa Bay 7:30PM EDT Preview
Tue, Aug 11 Tampa Bay 7:30PM EDT Preview
Wed, Aug 12 Tampa Bay 7:30PM EDT Preview
Thu, Aug 13 Tampa Bay 4:30PM EDT Preview
Fri, Aug 14 @NY Yankees 7:05PM EDT Preview