Boston Red Sox

Jul 4, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Boston Red Sox first baseman Michael Chavis (23) celebrates his three run homerun against the Toronto Blue Jays with third base caoch Carlos Febles (52) during the sixth inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

TORONTO – Marco Hernandez hasn’t been with the Red Sox for much of the 2019 season, but he’s found a way to make a big impact in his short time on the roster.

Hernandez’s ninth inning pinch-hit home run propelled the Red Sox to an 8-7 victory over the Blue Jays on Independence Day. The solo shot bailed out the Red Sox bullpen, who tallied their 18th blown save of the season just a half inning earlier when Brandon Workman allowed a two-out run scoring double.

It was Hernandez’s second home run of 2019. His first one came in Baltimore last month when he hit a game-tying home run off the Orioles in the ninth inning.

Workman (8-1) ran into trouble again in the home half of the ninth, but stranding the tying and winning runs on base when he forced a Vladimir Guerrero Jr. groundout to end the game.

The win capped off a comeback for the Sox, who erased a five-run deficit with a six-run sixth inning. Michael Chavis’ three-run homer proved to be the big knock of the frame:

Starting pitcher Hector Velazquez lasted just 2 1/3 innings and was tagged for three runs. Colten Brewer was also charged with three runs in his 1 2 innings of relief.

The Red Sox now travel to Detroit, where they will begin a series with the Tigers on Friday.