Today, Marcus Stroman put on a clinic in front of a sold out SkyDome as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 8-0.
Stroman threw seven innings of one-hit ball with seven strikeouts and two walks, and required only 97 pitches to do so.
Stroman did not give up a hit until Shane Victorino hit a single to centre field in the top of the 7th Inning. He would then get David Ortiz to fly out to Melky Cabrera in left field before causing Mike Napoli to hit into an inning ending 6-4-3 double play.
Juan Francisco hit safely in his first three plate appearances, hitting a triple, homerun, and single respectfully. Unfortunately he feel short of hitting for the cycle.
The Blue Jays started hitting early, go up 1-0 in the first on a passed ball by Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez. The Jays would add another two runs in each of the next two innings to take a 5-0 lead after three innings. Boston starter Rubby De La Russa was knocked out in the 5th inning, but not before allowing another two runners to reach base (both would later score.)
At the end of the day, the Blue Jays won the last three games of this four game series, after losing the first game 14-1. The Blue Jays finish this homestand going 5-2 to stay in contention for first place in the American League East.