Alex Cora Tries Cooling Any Controversy With Blue Jays’ Marcus Stroman


The Boston Red Sox fell to the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday night, but we got a little drama in addition to the result thanks to Marcus Stroman.

The Blue Jays starter gave the visiting dugout a little shimmy after getting out of a bases loaded jam, then quick pitched Michael Chavis in the following inning. Chavis and Stroman exchanged some words, leading to the Red Sox’s bench having words with the pitcher as well.

After the game, Boston manager Alex Cora discussed the events that unfolded and how Stroman has a bit of a reputation to get under the skin of opponents around the league. Some of those comments were taken a bit out of context and, after a Stroman tweet storm, a mini controversy had blossomed out of virtually nothing.

Before Wednesday’s Game 3, Cora spoke to reporters in Toronto looking to cool any potential problems. Check out all of his thoughts below, via The Providence Journal’s Bill Koch:

A sound response from Cora, who suddenly found himself wrapped up in a social media-driven mess.

The Red Sox look to get back into the win column Wednesday night in Toronto, with first pitch set for 7:07 p.m. ET.

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