07/24 14:43 CDT Stroman leads way as Blue Jays blank Red Sox 8-0
Stroman leads way as Blue Jays blank Red Sox 8-0
TORONTO (AP) --- Marcus Stroman and two relievers combined on a one-hitter,
Juan Francisco drove in four runs and came within a double of the cycle and the
Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 8-0 on Thursday.
Stroman's no-hit bid ended when Shane Victorino blooped a single to center to
lead off the seventh. One out later, Victorino was erased on Mike Napoli's
Stroman (6-2) only allowed two other baserunners on walks and struck out seven
in seven innings. The rookie right-hander is 5-1 with an 1.54 ERA in seven home
Todd Redmond worked the eighth and Rob Rasmussen finished.
Red Sox slugger David Ortiz injured his lower back on a swing in the ninth
inning and was replaced by Jonny Gomes, who flied out to end the game.