Bo Bichette leads Blue Jays to rout of Red Sox
Dunedin, Fla. – Beau Bichet hit two homers, had four runs scored, and Andrés Sosa had a three-run shot as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox, 16-3.
Bichette hit a solo shot in the first inning and a two-run homer in the fourth to put the Blue Jays up 8–3.
The shortstop got another RBI in the fifth when he reached base on a throwing error by Red Sox second baseman Edinson Paulino, scoring Reyner Nunez.
Sosa went deep in the sixth to put Toronto up 15-3.
Left fielder Addison Berger drove in three runs on a pair of singles.
Toronto starter Alec Manoa surrendered all three runs for Boston in the second inning, but went 3 1/3 innings with two hits, four walks and five strikeouts to clinch the win.
The Jays relief pitchers allowed no hits after the fourth inning.
Boston starter Chris Murphy allowed six runs and scored five runs on four hits in 2 1/3 innings.
Toronto (11-6) will face the New York Yankees on Tuesday night in Tampa, Florida.
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After Monday’s game, the Blue Jays assigned 12 players to the team’s minor league spring training roster.
Toronto frontrunner Ricky Tiedemann, a left-hander, has been reassigned, along with left-handers Jimmy Barnett and Jimmy Robbins. Outfielder Cam Eden, catcher Jamie Ritchie, and right-handed pitcher Hayden Junger have also been reassigned.
Infielders Spencer Horwitz, Leonardo Jimenez and Orerbis Martinez and right-handers Hagen Danner and Josvel Zulueta were selected as options.
All 12 players remained eligible to play in Grapefruit League games if needed.
This report by the Canadian Press was first published on March 13, 2023.
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