BOSTON – The Red Sox saw the momentum they gained over the last week grind to a halt Sunday, losing to the Blue Jays 6-1 to drop the weekend series at Fenway Park.
Rick Porcello gave up five runs on eight hits over six innings pitched. He struggled with command, walking four and striking out only two hitters while also balking home a run in the sixth inning. Porcello is now 5-7 on the year.
Marcus Stroman shut out the Sox in his six innings of work. The right-hander gave up just five hits, walked one, and struck out six. He improved to 5-9 on the season and lowered his ERA to 3.04.
Toronto catcher Danny Jansen drove in two runs. Second baseman Eric Sogard hit a solo home run off Josh Smith in the eighth. Cavan Biggio and Brandon Drury also added RBIs.
Brock Holt left the game with left hamstring tightness after being thrown out trying to score in the second inning.
The Red Sox will welcome the Chicago White Sox to town Monday. Eduardo Rodriguez (8-4, 4.71 ERA) will take the ball against Lucas Giolito (10-2, 2.74 ERA).