Granderson's homer in 10th gives Blue Jays win over Red Sox

TORONTO (AP) With one big throw, and an even bigger swing, Curtis Granderson gave a somber city reason to smile.

Granderson threw out the potential go-ahead run at the plate in the top of the ninth inning, then hit a walk-off homer in the 10th to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 4-3 win over Boston on Tuesday night and hand the Red Sox their season-worst third straight defeat.

It was the first game for the Blue Jays following Monday's deadly van attack in Toronto that killed 10 people and injured 14.

''The city's hurting,'' left-hander J.A. Happ said. ''This was a meaningful win.''

Boston (17-5) still owns the best record in the majors.

Granderon's his third home run of the season came on a 2-0 pitch from Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel (0-1), a towering solo blast off the facing of the third deck in right field. Granderson went 3 for 5 with three RBIs.

''Trying to just do anything I can to help the team win,'' said Granderson, who entered 0 for 5 with three strikeouts in his career against Kimbrel.

Kimbrel allowed his first earned run of the season and suffered his first blown save since Aug. 1, 2017, against Cleveland. The loss was Kimbrel's first since Oct. 1, 2016, against Toronto.

''You fall behind anybody, it's no good,'' Kimbrel said. ''I threw a ball in there to get back in the count and it was game over.''

Tyler Clippard (3-0) worked a scoreless 10th for the win as Toronto snapped a seven-game home losing streak against the Red Sox.

Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna was handed a 3-1 lead in the ninth but allowed the Red Sox to tie it, his first blown save in seven chances.

''It's a big game for us,'' Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. ''If you don't win that one, that's a kick in the teeth.''

Hanley Ramirez singled to begin the ninth, went to third on a one-out hit by Rafael Devers and scored on Eduardo Nunez's single to right. It was the first run off Osuna this season.

Jackie Bradley Jr. struck out and Nunez stole second before Christian Vazquez walked to load the bases for Brock Holt, who scored Devers with an RBI single to left. Left fielder Granderson threw out Nunez at the plate to prevent Boston from taking the lead.

''You have to challenge Granderson,'' Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. ''You've been challenging Granderson for more than five years. He made a perfect throw and threw him out.''

Happ struck out a season-high 10 over seven innings. He walked none and allowed four hits and one run in his longest outing of the season.

Boston's Rick Porcello allowed three runs and three hits in seven innings. Porcello walked three, two more than he'd walked in his previous four starts combined, and struck out a season-high nine, including five straight in the third and fourth.

''Those two guys, that was a pitching clinic,'' Cora said. ''Happ was tremendous.''

Porcello extended his scoreless innings streak to 14 by pitching around a one-out walk in the first but couldn't escape the second. One run scored on Kevin Pillar's fielder's choice, and Granderson added a two-run single that bounced off Devers' glove and rolled into shallow left field.

Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts and is 0 for 11 with eight strikeouts over his past three games.

Boston finished with a season-worst 14 strikeouts. The Red Sox have fanned 10 or more times in three straight.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: SS Xander Bogaerts (left ankle) went 2 for 3 with an RBI in a six-inning stint with Triple-A Pawtucket, and remains on track to rejoin the Red Sox on Friday.

Blue Jays: 3B Josh Donaldson (right shoulder) could begin a minor league rehab assignment later this week, Gibbons said.

TORONTO STRONG

Before the game, the Blue Jays honored the victims of Monday's deadly attack and some of the first responders who rushed to the scene. Players from both teams stood in front of the dugouts as four Toronto police officers and two paramedics stood between second base and the pitcher's mound and were introduced to cheering fans. Following a video message and a moment of silence, a group of high school students sang the national anthems.

Blue Jays pitcher Marco Estrada greeted the first responders as they left the field

A blue banner reading ''(hash)TORONTOSTRONG'' was hung from the second deck in center field, and similar signs were hung on the wall behind home plate. The same message was also printed in white on the back of the mound.

CATCH OF THE DAY

Two-time Gold Glove winner Mookie Betts made a diving, backhanded catch to retire Teoscar Hernandez in the fifth.

UP NEXT

Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (2-0, 3.45) is 1-3 with a 5.67 ERA in eight career games against Toronto.

Blue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez (1-2, 3.86) will face his fourth AL East opponent in five starts when he takes the mound Wednesday. Sanchez has faced New York twice and Baltimore once.

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  • W: T. Clippard (3-0)L: C. Kimbrel (0-1)
  • HR: TOR - C. Granderson (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF40000123.347.444.6931.1380.0
A. Benintendi LF50000043.227.344.373.718-2.0
H. Ramirez 1B51310001.333.386.507.8925.0
J. Martinez DH40000033.291.318.532.849-1.5
R. Devers 3B41100001.282.340.459.7992.0
E. Nunez 2B40110000.268.316.437.7524.0
J. Bradley CF40100022.225.313.366.6790.0
S. Leon C20000021.107.107.107.214-1.0
a- M. Moreland PH10000000.341.400.591.9910.0
C. Vazquez C00000100.211.274.263.5371.0
B. Holt SS41310011.289.360.444.8045.5
  • a-grounded out for Leon in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Granderson RF-LF51331010.321.424.571.99610.5
T. Hernandez LF30000112.316.381.6841.0650.5
R. Grichuk RF00000000.086.206.224.4300.0
J. Smoak 1B30000121.228.354.380.7340.0
Y. Solarte 3B40000023.236.356.486.842-1.0
S. Pearce DH21000110.292.358.542.9001.5
a- K. Morales PH-DH10000000.229.282.343.6250.0
R. Martin C40100010.140.283.280.5630.5
K. Pillar CF40110011.301.348.446.7942.5
A. Diaz SS41000013.200.246.415.6620.5
D. Travis 2B41000012.130.203.148.3520.5
  • a-grounded out for Pearce in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Holt (4)
  • RBI - H. Ramirez (16), E. Nunez (7), B. Holt (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Ramirez (6), B. Holt (4)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Granderson (3), K. Pillar (7)
  • HR - C. Granderson (3)
  • RBI - C. Granderson 3 (12), K. Pillar (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Granderson 2 (5)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - E. Nunez
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - C. Granderson (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Porcello7.03333901.930.8319.5
J. Kelly2.01000103.380.945.5
C. Kimbrel (L, 0-1)0.11110111.080.84-6.5
PITCHERSIP
R. Porcello7.0
J. Kelly2.0
C. Kimbrel (L, 0-1)0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Happ7.041101003.721.1024.0
R. Tepera (H, 7)1.01000202.381.063.0
R. Osuna (BS, 1)1.04221201.740.87-3.0
T. Clippard (W, 3-0)1.00001002.310.949.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Happ7.0
R. Tepera (H, 7)1.0
R. Osuna (BS, 1)1.0
T. Clippard (W, 3-0)1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - R. Porcello
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Porcello 103-65, J. Kelly 20-14, C. Kimbrel 9-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Porcello 8-5, J. Kelly 1-4
  • Batters Faced - R. Porcello 28, J. Kelly 7, C. Kimbrel 2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 97-63, R. Tepera 20-13, R. Osuna 31-20, T. Clippard 15-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Happ 5-6, R. Tepera 1-0, T. Clippard 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Happ 25, R. Tepera 4, R. Osuna 7, T. Clippard 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Betts RF40000123.347.444.6931.1380.0
A. Benintendi LF50000043.227.344.373.718-2.0
H. Ramirez 1B51310001.333.386.507.8925.0
J. Martinez DH40000033.291.318.532.849-1.5
R. Devers 3B41100001.282.340.459.7992.0
E. Nunez 2B40110000.268.316.437.7524.0
J. Bradley CF40100022.225.313.366.6790.0
S. Leon C20000021.107.107.107.214-1.0
a- M. Moreland PH10000000.341.400.591.9910.0
C. Vazquez C00000100.211.274.263.5371.0
B. Holt SS41310011.289.360.444.8045.5
Total37393021415-----
  • a-grounded out for Leon in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Granderson RF-LF51331010.321.424.571.99610.5
T. Hernandez LF30000112.316.381.6841.0650.5
R. Grichuk RF00000000.086.206.224.4300.0
J. Smoak 1B30000121.228.354.380.7340.0
Y. Solarte 3B40000023.236.356.486.842-1.0
S. Pearce DH21000110.292.358.542.9001.5
a- K. Morales PH-DH10000000.229.282.343.6250.0
R. Martin C40100010.140.283.280.5630.5
K. Pillar CF40110011.301.348.446.7942.5
A. Diaz SS41000013.200.246.415.6620.5
D. Travis 2B41000012.130.203.148.3520.5
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  • a-grounded out for Pearce in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Holt (4)
  • RBI - H. Ramirez (16), E. Nunez (7), B. Holt (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Ramirez (6), B. Holt (4)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Granderson (3), K. Pillar (7)
  • HR - C. Granderson (3)
  • RBI - C. Granderson 3 (12), K. Pillar (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Granderson 2 (5)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - E. Nunez
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - C. Granderson (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Porcello7.03333901.930.8319.5
J. Kelly2.01000103.380.945.5
C. Kimbrel (L, 0-1)0.11110111.080.84-6.5
Total9.15443111---
PITCHERSIP
R. Porcello7.0
J. Kelly2.0
C. Kimbrel (L, 0-1)0.1
Total9.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Happ7.041101003.721.1024.0
R. Tepera (H, 7)1.01000202.381.063.0
R. Osuna (BS, 1)1.04221201.740.87-3.0
T. Clippard (W, 3-0)1.00001002.310.949.0
Total10.09332140---
PITCHERSIP
J. Happ7.0
R. Tepera (H, 7)1.0
R. Osuna (BS, 1)1.0
T. Clippard (W, 3-0)1.0
Total10.0
PITCHING
  • WP - R. Porcello
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Porcello 103-65, J. Kelly 20-14, C. Kimbrel 9-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Porcello 8-5, J. Kelly 1-4
  • Batters Faced - R. Porcello 28, J. Kelly 7, C. Kimbrel 2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 97-63, R. Tepera 20-13, R. Osuna 31-20, T. Clippard 15-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Happ 5-6, R. Tepera 1-0, T. Clippard 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Happ 25, R. Tepera 4, R. Osuna 7, T. Clippard 3
  • 10TH INNING
    Granderson homered to center34
  • 9TH INNING
    Holt singled to left, Devers scored, Nunez out at home, Vazquez to second33
    Nunez singled to right center, Ramirez scored, Devers to third23
  • 6TH INNING
    Ramirez singled to center, Holt scored13
  • 2ND INNING
    Granderson reached on an infield single to third, Diaz and Travis scored03
    Pillar reached on fielder's choice to third, Pearce scored, Martin to second01
  • 10TH INNING
    • Tyler Clippard relieved Roberto Osuna
    • M. Betts: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Betts walked
    • A. Benintendi: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Benintendi flied out to center
    • H. Ramirez: Ramirez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Betts out at second
    • Middle of the 10th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Craig Kimbrel relieved Joe Kelly
    • D. Travis: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Travis struck out looking
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Ball, Granderson homered to center
  • 9TH INNING
    • Roberto Osuna relieved Ryan Tepera
    • Randal Grichuk in right
    • H. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ramirez singled to left
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
    • R. Devers: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Devers singled to center, Ramirez to second
    • E. Nunez: Foul, Foul, Foul, Nunez singled to right center, Ramirez scored, Devers to third
    • J. Bradley: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
    • C. Vazquez: Foul, Strike looking, Nunez stole second, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Vazquez walked
    • B. Holt: Ball, Holt singled to left, Devers scored, Nunez out at home, Vazquez to second
    • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Kendrys Morales hit for Steve Pearce
    • K. Morales: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Morales grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Martin: Martin flied out to right
    • K. Pillar: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Pillar doubled to deep left
    • A. Diaz: Diaz lined out to right
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Ryan Tepera relieved J.A. Happ
    • Mitch Moreland hit for Sandy Leon
    • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Moreland grounded out to third
    • B. Holt: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Holt singled to right
    • M. Betts: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Betts struck out swinging
    • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Joe Kelly relieved Rick Porcello
    • Christian Vazquez catching
    • T. Hernandez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Hernandez flied out to deep right
    • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
    • Y. Solarte: Foul, Solarte popped out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Happ Pitching:
    • R. Devers: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Devers flied out to left
    • E. Nunez: Foul, Strike swinging, Nunez grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Bradley: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Porcello Pitching:
    • A. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Diaz grounded out to third
    • D. Travis: Strike looking, Travis grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Granderson lined out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Happ Pitching:
    • B. Holt: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Holt doubled to deep left
    • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Betts flied out to center
    • A. Benintendi: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
    • H. Ramirez: Ramirez singled to center, Holt scored
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Porcello Pitching:
    • S. Pearce: Foul, Ball, Foul, Pearce flied out to deep center
    • R. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Martin fouled out to catcher
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Pillar grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Happ Pitching:
    • E. Nunez: Ball, Nunez lined out to center
    • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bradley flied out to deep center
    • S. Leon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Leon struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Porcello Pitching:
    • D. Travis: Ball, Travis grounded out to third
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Granderson doubled to deep right
    • T. Hernandez: Hernandez lined out to right
    • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked
    • Y. Solarte: Solarte lined out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Happ Pitching:
    • A. Benintendi: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
    • H. Ramirez: Foul, Ball, Ramirez singled to left
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
    • R. Devers: Devers grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • R. Porcello Pitching:
    • R. Martin: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Martin struck out looking
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
    • A. Diaz: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Diaz struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Happ Pitching:
    • J. Bradley: Ball, Bradley reached on an infield single to second
    • S. Leon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Leon struck out swinging
    • B. Holt: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Holt struck out swinging
    • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Betts struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • R. Porcello Pitching:
    • J. Smoak: Ball, Smoak grounded out to second
    • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Solarte struck out swinging
    • S. Pearce: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pearce struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Happ Pitching:
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Martinez grounded out to second
    • R. Devers: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Devers grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Nunez fouled out to right
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Porcello Pitching:
    • S. Pearce: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pearce walked
    • R. Martin: Martin reached on an infield single to second, Pearce to third
    • K. Pillar: Pillar reached on fielder's choice to third, Pearce scored, Martin to second
    • A. Diaz: Ball, Diaz reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Martin to third, Pillar out at second
    • D. Travis: Travis reached on fielder's choice to third, Martin out at home, Diaz to second
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Diaz to third, Travis to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Granderson reached on an infield single to third, Diaz and Travis scored
    • T. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Happ Pitching:
    • M. Betts: Betts fouled out to first
    • A. Benintendi: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
    • H. Ramirez: Ramirez grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Porcello Pitching:
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Granderson struck out swinging
    • T. Hernandez: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Smoak struck out looking
    • Y. Solarte: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Solarte struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)