Blue Jays keep it rolling at Fenway

Stefan Luciani
FiredUp Network Sports Writer

@stefanluciani_

Sunday, July 24, 2022


Final Score: 4-1

BOSTON–Following a night that saw the Blue jays put up an astounding 28 runs, they kep the train rolling in what was, of course, a much more realistic everyday baseball game.

 

Alek Manoah got the nod and delivered the full Manoah experience with a six inning performance that saw him give up just one run while sitting down seven. The big man showing his emotions throughout the game which didn’t always sit well with the Red Sox bench who more than once, were involved in some verbal altercations with the second year star. During his final inning of work, a few Red Sox players took exception to the pounding of his chest after catching Dalbec looking to end his afternoon. Manoah turned back yelling what I;m sure wasn’t the nicest of words to the dugout before being guided off the field by Cavan Biggio. 

 

“I was just trying to get him in the dugout and try not to let nothing turn into something,” said Biggio, wisely aware that the benches cleared between the sides when they last met in Toronto after Nick Pivetta hit Alejandro Kirk. “Trying to keep momentum on our side and not give them any reason to get it on their side

 

George Springer was back in the lineup after missing some time for precautionary reasons surrounding his elbow, and delivered an RBI single to stamp his presence.

 

The Sox got out ahead early in this one with a solo shot from Bobby Dalbec in the bottom of the second. But that would be the only run surrendered by Manoah as the Blue Jays delivered some solid run support notching seven hits in the 4-1 win over their AL East rivals.

 

They’ll go for game three on Sunday afternoon as Ross Stripling will get the nod in a rotation spot that has become solely his following the injury to Hyun Jin Ryu.