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Terrific start from Marco Estrada, Jays beat Red Sox

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Blue Jays 5 Red Sox 4

Man, I have to change shirts, I sweated through this one in the bottom of the 9th.

Just a terrific start from Marco Estrada.

When it started, it really didn't look like is was going to be a great day. Marco walked the first two batters. He really wasn't coming close to the strike zone. Thankfully Xander Bogaerts did about the dumbest possible thing. Let's recap, two batters, two walks, pitcher not coming close to the zone. So Bogaert bunts. Marco was on it quick and got the lead runner.

If Bogaerts didn't bunt, it might have been a whole different game.

After that Estrada got David Ortiz to line out and Travis Shaw to strike out.

The Red Sox wouldn't get another runner to second base until the 8th inning, when Chris Young broke up Estrada's no-hitter with a solo homer.

Marco would finish with 8 innings, 2 hits, 2 earned, 3 walks and 5 strikeouts.

Gibby sent him out to start the 9th inning (I wouldn't have) and he gave up a leadoff single, so Roberto Osuna came in in a non-save spot. He gave up an RBI double to Ortiz and a Hanley Ramirez double to get our hearts going. Singles to Jackie Bradley and Chris Young put the tying and wining run on base.

The Jays only had 4 hits, but all 4 were home runs. Jose Bautista started things off right hitting one over the monster. Darwin Barney had a solo shot in the 3rd. Edwin Encarnacion had our only non-solo homer, a 2-run shot also in the 3rd. And Russell Martin had our 4th home run in the 6th inning.

The win brings us to 2.5 games back of the Red Sox in the AL East. A couple of weeks ago, being that close seemed impossible.

That was our 5th series win in a row.

Jays of the Day: Marco (.260), Edwin (.127) and Barney (.117).

Suckage....I'm tempted to give Roberto one just for worrying me, but I won't, so no suckage awards.

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