TORONTO – The Red Sox used more than half of their 17-man bullpen, tying a team record with nine pitchers used in a nine-inning game in a 7-4 win over the Blue Jays.
Jhoulys Chacin opened for Boston, tossing 2 2/3 innings of scoreless ball. The right-hander allowed just two hits.
Xander Bogaerts hit his 50th double of the season, joining Alex Rodriguez as the only shortstop in history to put up 30 homers and 50 doubles in one year.
Bogaerts and Rafael Devers are on the verge of becoming the first Red Sox teammates in history to put up 30 homers and 50 doubles in a season. Devers has 29 home runs.
Former Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz dropped to 1-5 on the season, giving up four runs over four innings of work.
The Red Sox took advantage of a series of Blue Jays mishaps in the field in a two-run seventh to put the game away.
Brock Holt went 2-for-5 with two runs batted in. Marco Hernandez also drove in two as part of a 1-for-4 night.