One day after clinching a playoff berth, the Boston Red Sox reached another milestone in their spectacular season.
Boston secured its 100th win of the season Wednesday night thanks to some lights-out pitching from David Price, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0 in the middle contest of a three-game set at Fenway Park.
With the win, the Red Sox improved to 100-46, while the Blue Jays slipped to 65-80.
Here’s how it all went down:
GAME IN A WORD
ON THE BUMP
— Price was brilliant, tossing seven scoreless innings with no walks and seven strikeouts.
The southpaw carried a perfect game into the fifth inning, but a Yangervis Solarte one-out single put an end to the perfection. Toronto couldn’t capitalize with a runner on though, as Price got the last two outs of the stanza with a lineout and strikeout.
With two outs in the seventh, Solarte again singled, but Price got Teoscar Hernandez to strike out swinging to end the threat and preserve Boston’s 1-0 lead. His night concluded after the punch out, as he left to a standing ovation from the Fenway Park crowd.
— Steven Wright pitched the eighth and immediately ran into some trouble as he gave up a leadoff double followed by a walk. But he responded by getting the next three outs, keeping the lead safe.
— Craig Kimbrel put the tying run on via a walk with two outs, but got Dwight Smith Jr. to look at strike three to close out the game, earning save No. 39.
IN THE BATTER’S BOX
— Boston struck first in the fifth inning after Blue Jays starter Aaron Sanchez ran into a bit of trouble. Rafael Devers moved from first to third on a Brock Holt single, and later scored on a wild pitch to give the Red Sox the 1-0 lead.
— The Red Sox threatened to extend the lead in the eighth after Jackie Bradley Jr. doubled and later stole third before Mookie Betts walked. A J.D. Martinez walk loaded the bases for Xander Bogaerts, but the shortstop flied out to end the potential threat.
— Betts, Bogaerts, Holt and Bradley all had a hit for the Red Sox.
— All other Boston batters went hitless.
TWEET OF THE GAME
The two sides will wrap up their three-game set Thursday at Fenway Park. Eduardo Rodriguez is expected to get the ball for Boston and be opposed by Sam Gaviglio. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. ET.
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