Stroman, Gurriel lead Blue Jays over Red Sox 6-1

BOSTON (AP) Lourdes Gurriel Jr. came strolling out of Toronto's clubhouse to an interview area wearing a wrestling-belt lookalike with a big smile on his face.

The Blue Jays give one to their position player of the game and another to their pitcher to wear. It's easy to figure out who had the other one when they made their way out of town.

Marcus Stroman pitched six shutout innings, Gurriel Jr. had three hits and threw out a runner at the plate, and the Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 6-1 Sunday.

''We do one for a pitcher and another for a hitter,'' said Stroman, wearing his while chatting with Blue Jays fans before he walked to the team bus.

Stroman showed his own joy earlier when he fanned Eduardo Nunez, the final batter he faced.

''To limit that team to no runs over six is huge,'' Stroman said. ''It's hard to do. I was really locked in all game. That's just me showing emotion, passion for the game.''

Danny Jansen hit a two-run single and Eric Sogard a solo homer for the Blue Jays, who won the final two games of the three-game series. Rowdy Tellez added two hits and scored twice.

The Red Sox had won eight of nine after taking the series opener Friday on Christian Vazquez's two-run, walk-off homer.

Stroman (5-9) held the Red Sox to five singles - three coming consecutively in the second inning when Gurriel made his throw from left field - and struck out six while walking one. It's the fifth time in his last eight starts that he's held an opponent to no more than one earned run.

''That was the best part definitely of the day over the hitting,'' Gurriel said through a translator. ''It was really emotional. I was so happy to get that guy at home plate.''

Rick Porcello (5-7) gave up five runs on eight hits over six innings.

The Blue Jays scored single runs in the second and third before adding three more in the sixth for a 5-0 lead.

''Put ourselves in a tough hole especially when Stroman was throwing the ball so well and runs and hits were hard to come by,'' Porcello said of the sixth.

Unlike the first two games of the series when each team blew a big lead late, Stroman and three relievers made this one stand.

On Friday, the Red Sox trailed 5-1 in the seventh. Toronto fell behind 6-0 and trailed 6-1 in the seventh Saturday before coming back against Boston's beleaguered bullpen.

''We stole one on Friday, we had a lead on Saturday, and they stole the game, and today we didn't show up,'' Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. ''It's disappointing.''

With Toronto leading 2-0, Porcello balked home a run before Jansen lined his bases-loaded single to left-center.

Gurriel cut down Brock Holt trying to score from second easily on Jackie Bradley Jr.'s single with two on and one out.

Brandon Drury's broken bat RBI single made it 1-0, and Cavan Biggio had a run-scoring double.

FLYING BROKEN BAT

A young boy seated about 15 rows behind Toronto's on-deck circle was grazed by a piece of Drury's bat that broke on his RBI single, sending the barrel flying over the protect netting. The boy was immediately visited by an EMT, and the Red Sox said he received medical attention and stayed.

LIKES SEEING THEM

Tellez went 2 for 3 with a double, single and intentional walk. In seven games against the Red Sox this season, he's batting .423 (11 for 26) with five homers and nine RBIs.

''He's been killing us,'' Cora said before the game.

BACK SOON

Barring Boston's game being postponed Monday, knuckleballer Steven Wright is eligible to return Tuesday after serving his 80-game suspension for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: INF Holt came out with left hamstring tightness. He had been the club's hottest hitter since coming off the injured list May 27, batting .357 entering Sunday. ''I'm hoping this won't more than a day or so,'' he said. . Cora said he expects to have 3B Rafael Devers (right hamstring tightness) back in the lineup on Monday. He hasn't started in three straight games, pinch-hitting twice. .. 1B Steve Pearce (lower back strain) was slated to have another rehab game with Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday, and Cora said they'd decide in the next few days when he'd return.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez (3-9, 5.49 ERA) is slated to start the opener of a three-game series Monday at Yankee Stadium against LHP CC Sabathia (4-4, 4.14).

Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (8-4, 4.71) is in line to start against White Sox RHP Lucas Giolito (10-2, 2.74) in the opener of a three-game set Monday at Fenway Park.

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  • W: M. Stroman (5-9)L: R. Porcello (5-7)
  • HR: TOR - E. Sogard (8)
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    A. Benintendi LF30100101.275.359.432.7912.0
    X. Bogaerts SS40000004.294.385.526.9100.0
    J. Martinez DH40000014.288.365.526.890-0.5
    B. Holt 3B10100000.310.374.402.7761.0
    E. Nunez 3B31100011.234.254.321.5752.5
    C. Vazquez C40100031.292.332.488.820-0.5
    J. Bradley CF30100010.216.314.377.6911.5
    M. Chavis 1B40000034.259.333.446.780-1.5
    M. Hernandez 2B40000012.214.241.429.670-0.5
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      BATTING
      • 2B - L. Gurriel (11), C. Biggio (3), F. Galvis (15), R. Tellez (10)
      • HR - E. Sogard (8)
      • RBI - E. Sogard (22), C. Biggio (13), B. Drury (19), D. Jansen 2 (16)
      • 2-Out RBI - E. Sogard (10), C. Biggio (3), B. Drury (6)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - V. Guerrero 2 (2), C. Biggio, R. Grichuk 2 (2), R. Tellez 2 (2), D. Jansen
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Nunez (6)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Martinez 3 (3), E. Nunez, M. Chavis 2 (2), M. Hernandez 2 (2)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - L. Gurriel (5)
      • E - J. Biagini (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Bogaerts-Hernandez-Chavis)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Stroman (W, 5-9)6.05001603.041.2525.0
      T. Mayza1.00000204.611.434.0
      D. Phelps1.01000004.501.752.0
      J. Biagini1.01100203.511.143.0
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Stroman (W, 5-9)6.0
      T. Mayza1.0
      D. Phelps1.0
      J. Biagini1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Porcello (L, 5-7)6.08554204.521.35-3.0
      J. Smith3.02111415.401.477.0
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Porcello (L, 5-7)6.0
      J. Smith3.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Stroman
      • HBP - T. Mayza
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Stroman 104-66, T. Mayza 11-7, D. Phelps 16-8, J. Biagini 14-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Stroman 6-5, T. Mayza 1-0, D. Phelps 1-2, J. Biagini 2-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Stroman 23, T. Mayza 4, D. Phelps 4, J. Biagini 5
      PITCHING
      • IBB - R. Porcello (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Porcello 98-62, J. Smith 48-27
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Porcello 9-6, J. Smith 2-3
      • Batters Faced - R. Porcello 29, J. Smith 12
      • Balks - R. Porcello (2)
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      E. Sogard 2B51111002.305.371.505.8766.0
      V. Guerrero DH50000022.246.315.410.725-1.0
      L. Gurriel LF51300000.286.338.558.8955.0
      C. Biggio RF-1B41110112.218.361.449.8104.5
      F. Galvis SS31100210.262.302.434.7354.5
      R. Grichuk CF-RF40000015.221.279.412.691-0.5
      R. Tellez 1B32200102.225.285.459.7456.0
      T. Hernandez CF00000000.210.284.376.6590.0
      B. Drury 3B30110111.210.252.356.6082.5
      D. Jansen C40120002.168.253.237.4903.0
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      T. Mayza P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      D. Phelps P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        M. Betts RF40200000.267.388.463.8522.0
        A. Benintendi LF30100101.275.359.432.7912.0
        X. Bogaerts SS40000004.294.385.526.9100.0
        J. Martinez DH40000014.288.365.526.890-0.5
        B. Holt 3B10100000.310.374.402.7761.0
        E. Nunez 3B31100011.234.254.321.5752.5
        C. Vazquez C40100031.292.332.488.820-0.5
        J. Bradley CF30100010.216.314.377.6911.5
        M. Chavis 1B40000034.259.333.446.780-1.5
        M. Hernandez 2B40000012.214.241.429.670-0.5
        R. Porcello P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        J. Smith P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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          BATTING
          • 2B - L. Gurriel (11), C. Biggio (3), F. Galvis (15), R. Tellez (10)
          • HR - E. Sogard (8)
          • RBI - E. Sogard (22), C. Biggio (13), B. Drury (19), D. Jansen 2 (16)
          • 2-Out RBI - E. Sogard (10), C. Biggio (3), B. Drury (6)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - V. Guerrero 2 (2), C. Biggio, R. Grichuk 2 (2), R. Tellez 2 (2), D. Jansen
          BATTING
          • 2B - E. Nunez (6)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Martinez 3 (3), E. Nunez, M. Chavis 2 (2), M. Hernandez 2 (2)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - L. Gurriel (5)
          • E - J. Biagini (2)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Bogaerts-Hernandez-Chavis)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Stroman (W, 5-9)6.05001603.041.2525.0
          T. Mayza1.00000204.611.434.0
          D. Phelps1.01000004.501.752.0
          J. Biagini1.01100203.511.143.0
          Total9.07101100---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Stroman (W, 5-9)6.0
          T. Mayza1.0
          D. Phelps1.0
          J. Biagini1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Porcello (L, 5-7)6.08554204.521.35-3.0
          J. Smith3.02111415.401.477.0
          Total9.01066561---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Porcello (L, 5-7)6.0
          J. Smith3.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - M. Stroman
          • HBP - T. Mayza
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Stroman 104-66, T. Mayza 11-7, D. Phelps 16-8, J. Biagini 14-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Stroman 6-5, T. Mayza 1-0, D. Phelps 1-2, J. Biagini 2-0
          • Batters Faced - M. Stroman 23, T. Mayza 4, D. Phelps 4, J. Biagini 5
          PITCHING
          • IBB - R. Porcello (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Porcello 98-62, J. Smith 48-27
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Porcello 9-6, J. Smith 2-3
          • Batters Faced - R. Porcello 29, J. Smith 12
          • Balks - R. Porcello (2)
          • 9TH INNING
            Bradley safe at first on Biagini fielding error, Nunez scored61
          • 8TH INNING
            Sogard homered to right60
          • 6TH INNING
            Jansen singled to left, Galvis and Tellez scored, Drury to second50
            Biggio scored, Galvis to third on balk30
          • 3RD INNING
            Biggio doubled to deep center, Gurriel scored20
          • 2ND INNING
            Drury singled to right, Tellez scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • J. Smith Pitching:
            • L. Gurriel: Ball, Ball, Gurriel fouled out to first
            • C. Biggio: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Biggio lined out to right
            • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Galvis struck out looking
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Joe Biagini relieved David Phelps
            • Teoscar Hernandez in center field
            • E. Nunez: Ball, Nunez doubled to left center
            • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Vazquez struck out swinging
            • J. Bradley: Strike swinging, Ball, Bradley safe at first on Biagini fielding error, Nunez scored
            • M. Chavis: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Chavis struck out swinging
            • M. Hernandez: Hernandez grounded out to second
            • End of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
          • 8TH INNING
            • J. Smith Pitching:
            • B. Drury: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Drury struck out looking
            • D. Jansen: Ball, Ball, Jansen grounded out to third
            • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Sogard homered to right
            • V. Guerrero: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Guerrero struck out looking
            • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • David Phelps relieved Tim Mayza
            • M. Betts: Ball, Betts singled to center
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Benintendi popped out to third
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bogaerts flied out to right
            • J. Martinez: Ball, Martinez grounded out to first
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Josh Smith relieved Rick Porcello
            • L. Gurriel: Gurriel doubled to deep left
            • C. Biggio: Foul, Ball, Biggio flied out to deep right, Gurriel to third
            • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Galvis walked
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
            • R. Tellez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Tellez grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Tim Mayza relieved Marcus Stroman
            • C. Vazquez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Vazquez struck out swinging
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Bradley hit by pitch
            • M. Chavis: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Chavis struck out swinging
            • M. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Biggio walked
            • F. Galvis: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Galvis doubled to right, Biggio to third
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Biggio scored, Galvis to third on balk, Ball, Grichuk grounded out to second
            • R. Tellez: Tellez intentionally walked
            • B. Drury: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Drury walked, Tellez to second
            • D. Jansen: Foul, Jansen singled to left, Galvis and Tellez scored, Drury to second
            • E. Sogard: Ball, Ball, Foul, Sogard flied out to left
            • V. Guerrero: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Guerrero struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Benintendi singled to center
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Bogaerts popped out to second
            • J. Martinez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Martinez struck out looking
            • E. Nunez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Benintendi to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • E. Sogard: Sogard lined out to second
            • V. Guerrero: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Guerrero grounded out to pitcher
            • L. Gurriel: Foul, Strike swinging, Gurriel lined out to left
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • M. Chavis: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Chavis struck out swinging
            • M. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to pitcher
            • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Betts grounded out to third
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • Eduardo Nunez at third base
            • R. Tellez: Strike looking, Ball, Tellez singled to deep center
            • B. Drury: Drury lined out to third
            • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Jansen grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Tellez out at second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Nunez popped out to second
            • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Vazquez struck out looking
            • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Bradley struck out looking
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Sogard lined out to center
            • V. Guerrero: Foul, Guerrero lined out to center
            • L. Gurriel: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gurriel singled to right center
            • C. Biggio: Ball, Biggio doubled to deep center, Gurriel scored
            • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Galvis walked
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Grichuk grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • M. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Betts singled to right
            • A. Benintendi: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Benintendi walked, Betts to second
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Bogaerts grounded out to first, Betts to third, Benintendi to second
            • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Martinez grounded out to third
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike swinging, Galvis grounded bunt out to catcher
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Grichuk grounded out to shortstop
            • R. Tellez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Tellez doubled to right
            • B. Drury: Ball, Drury singled to right, Tellez scored
            • D. Jansen: Ball, Jansen reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Drury out at second
            • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Martinez flied out to deep right
            • B. Holt: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Holt singled to center
            • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Vazquez singled to left, Holt to second
            • J. Bradley: Bradley singled to left, Holt out at home, Vazquez to second
            • M. Chavis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Chavis grounded out to second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • E. Sogard: Ball, Foul, Sogard grounded out to shortstop
            • V. Guerrero: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Guerrero grounded out to second
            • L. Gurriel: Strike looking, Ball, Gurriel singled to left
            • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Biggio struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • M. Betts: Ball, Betts flied out to deep center
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Benintendi grounded out to shortstop
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bogaerts popped out to shortstop
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)