Red Sox Earn Montreal Sweep, Beat Blue Jays In Final Exhibition Game

MONTREAL — Ryan Hanigan homered during a five-run fifth inning, and the Boston Red Sox swept a two-game exhibition series from the Toronto Blue Jays with a 7-4 victory Saturday at Olympic Stadium.

The crowd of 53,420 topped the 52,682 that turned out for Boston’s 4-2 win Friday night.

This was the third year Toronto ended its spring training with a pair of games at the Big O. Montreal hasn’t had a major league team since the Expos left after the 2004 season to become the Washington Nationals.

The Blue Jays begin the regular season Sunday at Tampa Bay, while Boston opens Monday at Cleveland.

Thumbnail photo via Eric Bolte/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Boston Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan (10) rounds the bases after hitting a homerun during the fifth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Olympic Stadium.

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