Boston Red Sox

By Matt McCarthy,

The Red Sox opened up their four-game series in Toronto with an easy 12-2 win over the Blue Jays.

W: David Price (2-2)

L: Edwin Jackson (0-1)

Here are three takeaways from the win:

1. Price returns:

David Price returned from his short stint on the injured list with a solid performance, tossing five innings of three-hit ball. The two runs Price allowed, both on a home run by Luke Malie, were unearned thanks to an error by Michael Chavis.

Price and four relievers held the Blue Jays hitless over the final seven innings of the ballgame.

2. Sox rock Jackson:

It’s easy to see why Edwin Jackson has pitched for 14 different teams during his career. The Sox tagged the righty for six runs (five earned) on seven hits over five innings of work.

The Red Sox put up 16 hits in total and every hitter in the lineup picked up at least one knock. Xander Bogaerts, Mitch Moreland, and Rafael Devers all had three-hit games.

3. Home runs galore:

The Sox hit four home runs in the win. Chavis hit his ninth homer in just 98 major league at-bats:

Chavis went 2-for-5 on the afternoon.

Bogaerts and Devers capped off the game with back-to-back shots in the ninth:

Even Jackie Bradley Jr. got in on the action:

Bradley is now hitting .146 with a .443 OPS.

Up next:

The Sox and Jays play game two of their series Tuesday night. Eduardo Rodriguez (4-2, 4.89 ERA) will oppose right-hander Marcus Stroman (1-6, 2.95 ERA).