Boston Red Sox

Jul 17, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers (11) hits a two RBI double against the Toronto Blue Jays during the fourth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

BOSTON – Rafael Devers powered the Red Sox offense again and the bullpen managed to hold on late as part of a 5-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday night at Fenway Park.

Devers hit a solo home run, his 18th of the season, and also drove in two runs with a double. He added a run-scoring single in the eighth inning to complete a four RBI night.

Devers is now batting .326 on the year. He broke David Ortiz’s team record for most RBI in a season against the Blue Jays with 25.

Eduardo Rodriguez turned in a strong outing, tossing 6 1/3 innings of two-run baseball. The lefty gave up three hits, walked three, and struck out four as part of a winning effort. He improved to 11-4 in 2019.

The Red Sox bullpen worked their way out of three late jams. Matt Barnes stranded the bases loaded in the seventh and Brandon Workman preserved a one-run lead in the eighth inning by striking out back-to-back hitters after taking over for Josh Taylor, who served up a solo home run and left the ballgame responsible for two runners.

Workman stayed on and closed out the game in the ninth, but it wasn’t without adventure. Lourdes Gurriel made the score 5-4 with a run-scoring single, but Randal Grichuk was retired swinging to strand the tying and go-ahead runs on base.

Workman threw 45 pitches over 1 2/3 innings.

The Red Sox and the Blue Jays will wrap up their four-game series Thursday afternoon. Chris Sale (3-9, 4.27 ERA) will look for his first win at Fenway Park in more than a year.