Red Sox Wrap: Andrew Cashner Struggles, Boston Loses 10-4 Vs. Blue Jays

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It wasn’t Andrew Cashner’s or Boston’s night.

Cashner’s debut certainly didn’t go as planned, as the right-hander lasted five-plus innings and gave up five earned runs (two home runs) on eight hits with two strikeouts in the Red Sox’s 10-4 loss to Toronto on Tuesday night at Fenway Park.

The Blue Jays took a two-run lead in the sixth that Boston just couldn’t overcome, despite having opportunities to tie or score the go-ahead run in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings.

Mookie Betts had himself a night, going 3-for-5 with two RBIs, while Xander Bogaerts continued his recent offensive tear, going 3-for-4 with two RBIs on the night. But it wasn’t enough as Boston dropped the second of a four-game set.

With the loss, the Red Sox slipped to 51-44, while the Blue Jays climbed to 36-60.

Here’s how it all went down:

GAME IN A WORD
Frustrating.

The Red Sox had no shortage of opportunities to make a comeback, but the bats couldn’t dig out of the hole.

ON THE BUMP
— Cashner pitched a scoreless first inning, but ran into some trouble in the second.

After striking out Danny Jansen, Cashner issued a walk to Justin Smoak before surrendering a single to Freddy Galvis, bringing Teoscar Hernandez to the plate. And he responded by sending the ball into the Green Monster seats to give Toronto a 3-1 lead.

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