Betts has 8 RBIs, Red Sox rout Jays 15-1 to complete sweep

TORONTO (AP) A big afternoon from Mookie Betts helped the Red Sox sweep aside the struggling Blue Jays

Betts hit two home runs and matched a career-high with eight RBIs as Boston routed Toronto 15-1 on Sunday. He went 4 for 6 as AL East-leading Boston won for the sixth time in seven games, completing the three-game sweep.

He hit an RBI single in the second, a three-run homer in the fourth, a two-run blast in the sixth, and a two-run single in the seventh. It was the second multihomer game of the season for Betts, who also hit two at Philadelphia on June 14. Betts had eight RBIs against Arizona on Aug. 14, 2016.

''When you get to the plate, you're just expecting a good pitch to hit and you're ready for it,'' Betts said. ''Today I was just more ready than other days.''

Drew Pomeranz (8-4) pitched six innings for his third straight road win. He allowed one run, improving to 3-0 with a 1.82 ERA in his past six road starts. The left-hander is unbeaten away from Fenway Park since a May 9 loss at Milwaukee.

''He's been strong, he's been very consistent,'' manager John Farrell said.

Hanley Ramirez had three hits, including a two-run homer, as the Red Sox collected a season-high 21 hits.

Joe Biagini (2-8) took the loss as he was chased in the sixth inning by Betts' second homer.

After going 1-4 with a 5.88 ERA in five June starts, Biagini struggled again in his first July outing, allowing season-worsts of 10 hits and seven runs in 5 1-3 innings.

''A frustrating series for us,'' Biagini said.

Toronto scored 11 runs in going 1-5 on its homestand against Baltimore and Boston and has lost eight of 10.

''We've been cold for the last few days,'' manager John Gibbons said. ''That's got to change.''

The last-place Blue Jays are 13-24 against division opponents. Only Oakland (13-27) has fared worse.

''Now's the time to bounce back and just get it going,'' Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin said.

Fernando Abad pitched the final three innings for his first save.

Tzu-Wei Lin and Deven Marrero reached on consecutive bunt singles to begin the fourth before Betts hit his first homer.

It was the first home run allowed by a Toronto pitcher since June 25 at Kansas City, snapping a streak of 58 homeless innings.

JAYS COOK UP NEW HOME FOR GRILLI

Toronto traded RHP Jason Grilli and cash to Texas for Class-A OF Eduard Pinto.

INTERNATIONAL ACCLAIM

Toronto announced the signings of SS Miguel Hiraldo (Dominican Republic) and SS Leonardo Jimenez (Panama). The Blue Jays traded Class-A OF Lane Thomas to St. Louis for international amateur signing bonus space.

MAKING CRIME PAY

Boston stole two bases Sunday. The Red Sox have won 14 straight in which they've stolen at least two bases, including 12 such games this season.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: SS Xander Bogaerts (left groin) was scratched from the starting lineup. Lin moved from third to short and Marrero started at third. ... INF/OF Brock Holt (vertigo) went 1 for 3 in a rehab game at Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday. Holt has been out since April 21.

Blue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez (blister) made his second minor league rehab start, allowing four runs in 4 1/3 innings at Triple-A Buffalo. Sanchez struck out four and walked three. He threw 76 pitches, 40 strikes.

UP NEXT

Red Sox: RHP Rick Porcello (4-10, 5.06) starts the opener of a three-game series in Texas. Porcello has pitched at least six innings in 14 straight starts, the longest active streak in the majors. LHP Martin Perez (4-6, 4.70) starts for the Rangers.

Blue Jays: RHP Marcus Stroman (8-4, 3.41) starts the opener of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium. Stroman has allowed seven runs in nine innings over two starts against the Yankees this season. RHP Masahiro Tanaka (6-7, 5.56) starts for New York.

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  • W: D. Pomeranz (8-4)L: J. Biagini (2-8)S: F. Abad (1)
  • HR: BOS - H. Ramirez (12), M. Betts 2 (15)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Betts RF63482010.283.362.506.86822.5
A. Benintendi LF51110131.274.351.431.7813.5
D. Pedroia 2B42210210.297.382.378.7619.5
M. Moreland 1B50100104.263.350.463.8122.0
H. Ramirez DH52331001.259.353.449.80111.0
a- S. Travis PH-DH10000001.265.342.353.6950.0
J. Bradley CF51300002.280.366.487.8534.0
C. Vazquez C51100023.275.314.376.6901.0
T. Lin SS52300013.333.368.556.9246.5
D. Marrero 3B53320012.212.254.347.6018.5
  • a-lined out for H. Ramirez in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Bautista RF20100100.232.342.411.7532.0
E. Carrera RF10000000.286.352.394.7470.0
R. Martin C30000004.213.369.368.7360.0
L. Maile C10000000.115.149.188.3360.0
J. Donaldson 3B30000002.248.355.476.8310.0
R. Goins 3B10000010.211.274.339.613-0.5
J. Smoak 1B41200000.303.370.594.9644.0
K. Morales DH20000221.257.309.462.7701.0
T. Tulowitzki SS40100014.233.289.366.6550.5
S. Pearce LF30010002.270.323.470.7921.0
K. Pillar CF30000021.249.301.404.705-1.0
D. Barney 2B30100000.233.273.301.5741.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Benintendi (12), D. Pedroia (14), D. Marrero (7)
    • 3B - T. Lin (2)
    • HR - M. Betts 2 (15), H. Ramirez (12)
    • RBI - M. Betts 8 (51), A. Benintendi (42), D. Pedroia (32), H. Ramirez 3 (33), D. Marrero 2 (19)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Betts (15), H. Ramirez 3 (13)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Smoak (11)
    • SF - S. Pearce (2)
    • RBI - S. Pearce (18)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - M. Betts (15), D. Pedroia (3)
    FIELDING
    • E - A. Benintendi (3)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Pomeranz (W, 8-4)6.05112303.641.3221.5
    F. Abad (S, 1)3.00001303.041.1316.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Pomeranz (W, 8-4)6.0
    F. Abad (S, 1)3.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Biagini (L, 2-8)5.110772725.031.30-5.5
    A. Loup0.20001104.081.60-0.5
    G. Sparkman0.177701063.009.00-13.5
    J. Beliveau1.23110014.221.22-1.0
    D. Leone1.01001003.031.141.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Biagini (L, 2-8)5.1
    A. Loup0.2
    G. Sparkman0.1
    J. Beliveau1.2
    D. Leone1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 104-62, F. Abad 53-30
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 6-8, F. Abad 3-3
    • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 24, F. Abad 10
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Biagini 105-71, A. Loup 13-7, G. Sparkman 33-21, J. Beliveau 29-19, D. Leone 18-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Biagini 5-4, A. Loup 1-0, J. Beliveau 3-1, D. Leone 1-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Biagini 28, A. Loup 3, G. Sparkman 8, J. Beliveau 7, D. Leone 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Betts RF63482010.283.362.506.86822.5
    A. Benintendi LF51110131.274.351.431.7813.5
    D. Pedroia 2B42210210.297.382.378.7619.5
    M. Moreland 1B50100104.263.350.463.8122.0
    H. Ramirez DH52331001.259.353.449.80111.0
    a- S. Travis PH-DH10000001.265.342.353.6950.0
    J. Bradley CF51300002.280.366.487.8534.0
    C. Vazquez C51100023.275.314.376.6901.0
    T. Lin SS52300013.333.368.556.9246.5
    D. Marrero 3B53320012.212.254.347.6018.5
    Total4615211534917-----
    • a-lined out for H. Ramirez in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Bautista RF20100100.232.342.411.7532.0
    E. Carrera RF10000000.286.352.394.7470.0
    R. Martin C30000004.213.369.368.7360.0
    L. Maile C10000000.115.149.188.3360.0
    J. Donaldson 3B30000002.248.355.476.8310.0
    R. Goins 3B10000010.211.274.339.613-0.5
    J. Smoak 1B41200000.303.370.594.9644.0
    K. Morales DH20000221.257.309.462.7701.0
    T. Tulowitzki SS40100014.233.289.366.6550.5
    S. Pearce LF30010002.270.323.470.7921.0
    K. Pillar CF30000021.249.301.404.705-1.0
    D. Barney 2B30100000.233.273.301.5741.0
    Total3015103614-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Benintendi (12), D. Pedroia (14), D. Marrero (7)
      • 3B - T. Lin (2)
      • HR - M. Betts 2 (15), H. Ramirez (12)
      • RBI - M. Betts 8 (51), A. Benintendi (42), D. Pedroia (32), H. Ramirez 3 (33), D. Marrero 2 (19)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Betts (15), H. Ramirez 3 (13)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Smoak (11)
      • SF - S. Pearce (2)
      • RBI - S. Pearce (18)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Betts (15), D. Pedroia (3)
      FIELDING
      • E - A. Benintendi (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Pomeranz (W, 8-4)6.05112303.641.3221.5
      F. Abad (S, 1)3.00001303.041.1316.5
      Total9.0511360---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Pomeranz (W, 8-4)6.0
      F. Abad (S, 1)3.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Biagini (L, 2-8)5.110772725.031.30-5.5
      A. Loup0.20001104.081.60-0.5
      G. Sparkman0.177701063.009.00-13.5
      J. Beliveau1.23110014.221.22-1.0
      D. Leone1.01001003.031.141.0
      Total9.0211515493---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Biagini (L, 2-8)5.1
      A. Loup0.2
      G. Sparkman0.1
      J. Beliveau1.2
      D. Leone1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 104-62, F. Abad 53-30
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 6-8, F. Abad 3-3
      • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 24, F. Abad 10
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Biagini 105-71, A. Loup 13-7, G. Sparkman 33-21, J. Beliveau 29-19, D. Leone 18-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Biagini 5-4, A. Loup 1-0, J. Beliveau 3-1, D. Leone 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Biagini 28, A. Loup 3, G. Sparkman 8, J. Beliveau 7, D. Leone 4
      • 7TH INNING
        Ramirez homered to left center, Pedroia scored151
        Pedroia doubled to shallow right, Benintendi scored131
        Benintendi doubled to shallow left, Betts scored121
        Betts singled to center, Vazquez and Marrero scored111
        Marrero doubled to deep right, Ramirez and Bradley scored, Vazquez to third91
      • 6TH INNING
        Betts homered to left, Marrero scored71
      • 4TH INNING
        Betts homered to center, Lin and Marrero scored51
      • 2ND INNING
        Pearce hit sacrifice fly to right, Smoak scored21
        Betts singled to left, Lin scored20
      • 1ST INNING
        Ramirez singled to center, Pedroia scored, Moreland to third10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Dominic Leone relieved Jeff Beliveau
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Benintendi walked
        • D. Pedroia: Ball, Pedroia singled to right center, Benintendi to second
        • M. Moreland: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Moreland grounded into double play shortstop to first to second, Benintendi to third, Pedroia out at second
        • Sam Travis hit for Hanley Ramirez
        • S. Travis: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Travis lined out to center
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Sam Travis at designated hitter
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Smoak flied out to shallow center
        • K. Morales: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Morales walked
        • T. Tulowitzki: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Tulowitzki struck out looking
        • S. Pearce: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pearce popped out to second
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Ezequiel Carrera in right
        • Luke Maile catching
        • Ryan Goins at third
        • T. Lin: Ball, Ball, Lin singled to center
        • D. Marrero: Strike looking, Marrero grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Lin out at second
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Betts flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • F. Abad Pitching:
        • E. Carrera: Ball, Ball, Carrera grounded out to first
        • L. Maile: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Maile flied out to right
        • R. Goins: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Goins struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Glenn Sparkman relieved Aaron Loup
        • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ramirez singled to center
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Bradley reached on an infield single to shortstop, Ramirez to second
        • C. Vazquez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Vazquez singled to right, Ramirez to third, Bradley to second
        • T. Lin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Lin struck out swinging
        • D. Marrero: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Marrero doubled to deep right, Ramirez and Bradley scored, Vazquez to third
        • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Betts singled to center, Vazquez and Marrero scored
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Benintendi doubled to shallow left, Betts scored
        • D. Pedroia: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pedroia doubled to shallow right, Benintendi scored
        • Jeff Beliveau relieved Glenn Sparkman
        • M. Moreland: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Moreland grounded out to first, Pedroia to third
        • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez homered to left center, Pedroia scored
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Bradley singled to left
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Vazquez grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 7th (8 Runs, 9 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Fernando Abad relieved Drew Pomeranz
        • S. Pearce: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pearce grounded out to shortstop
        • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
        • D. Barney: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Barney grounded out to second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Biagini Pitching:
        • T. Lin: Ball, Foul, Ball, Lin lined out to center
        • D. Marrero: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Marrero singled to right
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Betts homered to left, Marrero scored
        • Aaron Loup relieved Joe Biagini
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
        • D. Pedroia: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pedroia walked
        • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Moreland grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • J. Donaldson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Donaldson grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Smoak doubled to left center
        • K. Morales: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Morales struck out looking
        • T. Tulowitzki: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Tulowitzki grounded out to second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Biagini Pitching:
        • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ramirez flied out to left
        • J. Bradley: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Bradley popped out to first
        • C. Vazquez: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Vazquez struck out looking
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • K. Pillar: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Pillar flied out to left
        • D. Barney: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Barney reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • J. Bautista: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bautista reached on an infield single to shortstop, Barney to second
        • R. Martin: Martin grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Bautista out at second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Biagini Pitching:
        • T. Lin: Lin reached on bunt single to pitcher
        • D. Marrero: Marrero reached on bunt single to second, Lin to second
        • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Betts homered to center, Lin and Marrero scored
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
        • D. Pedroia: Pedroia grounded out to second
        • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Moreland grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Smoak lined out to third
        • K. Morales: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Morales struck out swinging
        • T. Tulowitzki: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Tulowitzki singled to center
        • S. Pearce: Strike swinging, Ball, Pearce fouled out to third
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Biagini Pitching:
        • D. Pedroia: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pedroia struck out looking
        • M. Moreland: Moreland singled to right
        • H. Ramirez: Strike swinging, Ramirez reached on fielder's choice to second, Moreland out at second
        • J. Bradley: Bradley singled to right, Ramirez to third
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Vazquez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • D. Barney: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Barney safe at first on left fielder Benintendi fielding error
        • J. Bautista: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bautista walked
        • R. Martin: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Martin lined out to right
        • J. Donaldson: Strike swinging, Donaldson grounded into double play third to first, Barney out at third
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Biagini Pitching:
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Vazquez grounded out to third
        • T. Lin: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Lin tripled to deep center
        • D. Marrero: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Marrero struck out swinging
        • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Betts singled to left, Lin scored
        • A. Benintendi: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Betts stole second, Foul, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Smoak singled to center
        • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Morales walked, Smoak to second
        • T. Tulowitzki: Strike looking, Tulowitzki lined out to center, Smoak to third
        • S. Pearce: Pearce hit sacrifice fly to right, Smoak scored
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Pillar struck out looking
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Biagini Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Betts struck out looking
        • A. Benintendi: Foul, Benintendi flied out to deep right
        • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pedroia walked
        • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pedroia stole second, Foul, Foul, Ball, Moreland walked
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Ramirez singled to center, Pedroia scored, Moreland to third
        • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bradley grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bautista flied out to left
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Martin grounded out to second
        • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Donaldson grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)