Rick Porcello was excellent against the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night.

The Boston Red Sox pitcher tossed seven innings, giving up just one earned run, two hits, two walks and striking out six. It by far was his best performance in a Red Sox uniform, but more importantly, Porcello gave the team a chance to win.

“A quick inning and getting back in the dugout is huge to keep the momentum and keep our offense on their pitcher,” Porcello told reporters after the game. “That’s kind of one of those things where you know we just scored some runs and you want to throw up zeros. You don’t want to think too much about it, but it’s an important part of the game. We were able to do that (Wednesday night).”
Porcello’s efforts were aided by Boston’s three-run third inning, giving the 26-year-old all the run support he’d need to lift the Sox to a 4-1 win.
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