BOSTON (AP) — Connor Wong drove in the tiebreaking run with a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 Tuesday night despite being limited to three hits.
Kiké Hernández and Trevor Story had back-to-back doubles in the third for Boston.
Zack Collins homered for the Blue Jays off starter Nathan Eovaldi.
Wong was called up from the minors on Monday to replace catcher Kevin Plawecki, who was placed on the injured list with COVID-19. Batting ninth and facing right-hander Yimi Garcia (0-1), Wong flied to right field that was scored by Bobby Dalbec, who led off the inning on an error by shortstop Bo Bichette.
It was Bichette’s second error of the game, his first two this season.
Collins’ home run leading off the second gave Toronto an early lead. Boston tied the next inning with doubles by Hernández and Story off Yusei Kikuchi.
Hansel Robles (1-0) pitched 1 2/3 hitless innings in relief for the win. Garrett Whitlock pitched a perfect ninth inning for his first save of the season.
Kikuchi went five innings, allowing one run on three hits with three walks and one strikeout. Eovaldi was lifted with two outs in the fifth. He allowed one run on seven hits with six strikeouts.
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