Vazquez walk-off homer completes comeback, Sox beat Blue Jays 7-5

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BOSTON - The Red Sox are officially red hot.

The Sox erased a 5-1 deficit Friday night at Fenway Park, beating the Blue Jays in 10 innings on a walk-off two-out home run by Christian Vazquez.

The Red Sox have now won eight of their last nine games. Vazquez has a career-high nine home runs in 2019.

The Sox ended up in a hole after Chris Sale was tagged for four runs (three earned) over five innings of work. Colten Brewer came on in relief and gave up a run in the sixth inning.

But the comeback began in the seventh when the Red Sox plated three runs. The top of the order delivered, with Andrew Benintendi singling in a run before Xander Bogaerts drove him home on a double. Bogaerts would then score on a J.D. Martinez single.

Jackie Bradley Jr. tripled with the Sox trailing 5-4 in the eighth. Alex Cora then called on Rafael Devers, hobbled by a strained hamstring, to pinch hit for Eduardo Nunez. The 22-year-old tied the game with a single.

Brandon Workman took the win in extras, improving to 6-1 on the season. Matt Barnes, Ryan Brasier, and Josh Taylor all tallied scoreless appearances out of the Boston bullpen.

The Red Sox and Blue Jays will play again Saturday at 4:05. Brian Johnson will get the start for Boston.