Martinez homers, has 3 RBIs as Red Sox beat Blue Jays 5-3

TORONTO (AP) J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox wrapped up their longest road trip of the season so far the same way they've finished off almost every series: with a win.

Martinez homered and had three RBIs, Mookie Betts had two hits and made a sensational diving catch, and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Sunday.

Boston is 12-1 in series finales this season, winning its past six. The Red Sox went 6-4 on a trip to Texas and AL East rivals New York and Toronto.

''Overall, I think we had a really good road trip,'' Martinez said.

Boston also maintained a share of the best record in the majors with the Yankees, who beat Oakland on Sunday.

''To come out of a road trip like that is definitely something to be proud of,'' said reliever Joe Kelly, who needed four pitches to record his second save in three opportunities.

Boston, which has already had two three-city trips, plays 13 of its next 16 and 19 of its next 26 at Fenway Park.

''It's nice to go home, play in front of our own fans and sleep in our own beds,'' Martinez said.

Martinez's 10th homer was a two-run shot in the first inning off right-hander Joe Biagini (0-2). John Axford came on to face Martinez in the fifth, and Martinez greeted him with an RBI single, scoring Betts.

Betts, who had two singles and two stolen bases, ended the fourth by sliding into foul territory down the right-field line to catch Richard Urena's sinking liner.

''He's becoming a force, not only the field but in the clubhouse, in the dugout,'' manager Alex Cora said. ''He's becoming a leader. It's fun to watch. On a daily basis you're expecting something great and he'll do it.''

Russell Martin had three hits for the Blue Jays, who lost for the eighth time in 11 home games. Toronto is 11-11 at Rogers Centre.

The Blue Jays chased left-hander Drew Pomeranz during a three-run fifth. Justin Smoak hit a two-run double and Yangervis Solarte walked before Hector Velazquez replaced Pomeranz. One out later, Martin added an RBI single to get Toronto within 4-3.

Pomeranz allowed three runs and five hits in four-plus innings, failing to complete six innings for the first time in three starts.

''Nothing felt good coming out of my hand,'' Pomeranz said.

Velazquez (5-0) worked two scoreless innings. Barnes and Heath Hembree each pitched one inning, and Kelly finished.

''They did an outstanding job,'' said Cora, who was without closer Craig Kimbrel and setup man Carson Smith, both of whom needed a day off.

Solarte singled off Matt Barnes in the seventh and tried to score from first on Martin's two-out double, but was thrown out at home plate to end the inning. Shortstop Xander Bogaerts fielded the throw from left fielder Andrew Benintendi and fired it to catcher Christian Vazquez, who tagged Solarte to preserve Boston's narrow lead.

''Pretty solid,'' Cora said. ''Under control. Nobody panicked.''

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said he had no problem with third base coach Luis Rivera's decision to send Solarte.

''When the team's struggling, you try to score some runs,'' Gibbons said. ''Those kind of things happen.''

Making his third start of the season and pitching in place of the injured Marcus Stroman, Biagini allowed four runs and four hits in 4 2/3 innings.

RUNNING WILD

Boston's Brock Holt was thrown out trying to steal third in the ninth, the second Red Sox player in as many days to be caught stealing at third. Cora said it's something he'll talk to the team about.

''We need to address that,'' Cora said. ''If we're going to go, we'd better be safe. When we make decisions like that, it can't be a gamble. We have to be 100 percent sure we make it.''

LEISURELY DAY

At 3 hours, 42 minutes, this was Toronto's longest nine-inning game of the season by 15 minutes.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: Toronto selected RHP Deck McGuire from Triple-A Buffalo and optioned INF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to Triple-A. Minor league RHP Carlos Ramirez was designated for assignment to make room for McGuire on the 40-man roster. ... Following the game, the Blue Jays optioned OF Anthony Alford to Triple-A. A corresponding move will be made before Toronto's next game, Tuesday at New York against the Mets.

UP NEXT

Red Sox: Boston returns home Monday to begin a three-game series against Oakland. RHP Rick Porcello (5-0, 2.79) starts for the Red Sox. LHP Sean Manaea (4-4, 2.11) starts for the Athletics. Manaea threw a no-hitter against Boston on April 21.

Blue Jays: Toronto is off Monday before beginning a two-game road series against the Mets on Tuesday night. LHP Jaime Garcia (2-2, 5.40) starts for the Blue Jays against RHP Noah Syndergaard (2-1, 3.09).

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  • W: H. Velazquez (5-0)L: J. Biagini (0-2)S: J. Kelly (2)
  • HR: BOS - J. Martinez (10)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF41200120.360.440.7721.2127.0
A. Benintendi LF42100105.255.345.414.7596.0
J. Martinez DH31231111.342.394.6241.0189.5
M. Moreland 1B30110111.322.394.6091.0032.5
X. Bogaerts SS40010004.310.340.550.8901.0
R. Devers 3B40000011.257.299.428.726-0.5
B. Holt 2B40100010.317.369.483.8530.5
C. Vazquez C40000001.179.230.217.4470.0
J. Bradley CF31100110.171.263.256.5204.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Hernandez RF51100014.261.305.538.8431.5
    J. Donaldson 3B51200021.239.320.467.7883.0
    J. Smoak 1B31120200.248.358.429.7877.0
    Y. Solarte 2B40100113.253.331.480.8111.5
    K. Pillar CF40000026.308.349.519.868-1.0
    R. Martin C40310010.172.294.376.6704.5
    K. Morales DH20100202.154.250.275.5253.0
    A. Alford LF20000023.143.250.143.393-1.0
    a- C. Granderson PH-LF20000011.266.431.468.900-0.5
    R. Urena SS40100014.286.286.286.5710.5
    • a-lined out for Alford in the 6th
    BATTING
    • 2B - B. Holt (7)
    • HR - J. Martinez (10)
    • RBI - J. Martinez 3 (33), M. Moreland (20), X. Bogaerts (18)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Martinez (13)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Donaldson (6), J. Smoak (9), R. Martin (4)
    • RBI - J. Smoak 2 (22), R. Martin (12)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - M. Betts 2 (7), A. Benintendi (7), J. Bradley (3)
    • CS - B. Holt
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - A. Benintendi (4)
    • DP - (Velazquez-Bogaerts-Moreland)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Urena-Solarte-Smoak)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Pomeranz4.05335605.471.662.0
    H. Velazquez (W, 5-0)2.02000202.101.2512.0
    M. Barnes (H, 9)1.02000103.061.191.5
    H. Hembree (H, 4)1.01000205.401.583.0
    J. Kelly (S, 2)1.00000002.330.9310.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Pomeranz4.0
    H. Velazquez (W, 5-0)2.0
    M. Barnes (H, 9)1.0
    H. Hembree (H, 4)1.0
    J. Kelly (S, 2)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Biagini (L, 0-2)4.24443317.981.84-2.5
    J. Axford1.11000101.311.112.5
    S. Gaviglio1.11111302.080.691.5
    T. Clippard1.22001001.230.950.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Biagini (L, 0-2)4.2
    J. Axford1.1
    S. Gaviglio1.1
    T. Clippard1.2
    PITCHING
    • WP - D. Pomeranz (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 103-57, H. Velazquez 30-21, M. Barnes 14-9, H. Hembree 16-10, J. Kelly 4-3
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 2-4, H. Velazquez 1-2, H. Hembree 1-0, J. Kelly 2-1
    • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 22, H. Velazquez 7, M. Barnes 4, H. Hembree 4, J. Kelly 3
    • Balks - D. Pomeranz
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Biagini 90-52, J. Axford 16-10, S. Gaviglio 33-18, T. Clippard 28-18
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Biagini 7-3, J. Axford 2-1, S. Gaviglio 1-0, T. Clippard 2-2
    • Batters Faced - J. Biagini 20, J. Axford 5, S. Gaviglio 6, T. Clippard 7
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Betts RF41200120.360.440.7721.2127.0
    A. Benintendi LF42100105.255.345.414.7596.0
    J. Martinez DH31231111.342.394.6241.0189.5
    M. Moreland 1B30110111.322.394.6091.0032.5
    X. Bogaerts SS40010004.310.340.550.8901.0
    R. Devers 3B40000011.257.299.428.726-0.5
    B. Holt 2B40100010.317.369.483.8530.5
    C. Vazquez C40000001.179.230.217.4470.0
    J. Bradley CF31100110.171.263.256.5204.5
    Total3358515713-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      T. Hernandez RF51100014.261.305.538.8431.5
      J. Donaldson 3B51200021.239.320.467.7883.0
      J. Smoak 1B31120200.248.358.429.7877.0
      Y. Solarte 2B40100113.253.331.480.8111.5
      K. Pillar CF40000026.308.349.519.868-1.0
      R. Martin C40310010.172.294.376.6704.5
      K. Morales DH20100202.154.250.275.5253.0
      A. Alford LF20000023.143.250.143.393-1.0
      a- C. Granderson PH-LF20000011.266.431.468.900-0.5
      R. Urena SS40100014.286.286.286.5710.5
      Total353103051124-----
      • a-lined out for Alford in the 6th
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Holt (7)
      • HR - J. Martinez (10)
      • RBI - J. Martinez 3 (33), M. Moreland (20), X. Bogaerts (18)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Martinez (13)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Donaldson (6), J. Smoak (9), R. Martin (4)
      • RBI - J. Smoak 2 (22), R. Martin (12)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Betts 2 (7), A. Benintendi (7), J. Bradley (3)
      • CS - B. Holt
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - A. Benintendi (4)
      • DP - (Velazquez-Bogaerts-Moreland)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Urena-Solarte-Smoak)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Pomeranz4.05335605.471.662.0
      H. Velazquez (W, 5-0)2.02000202.101.2512.0
      M. Barnes (H, 9)1.02000103.061.191.5
      H. Hembree (H, 4)1.01000205.401.583.0
      J. Kelly (S, 2)1.00000002.330.9310.0
      Total9.010335110---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Pomeranz4.0
      H. Velazquez (W, 5-0)2.0
      M. Barnes (H, 9)1.0
      H. Hembree (H, 4)1.0
      J. Kelly (S, 2)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Biagini (L, 0-2)4.24443317.981.84-2.5
      J. Axford1.11000101.311.112.5
      S. Gaviglio1.11111302.080.691.5
      T. Clippard1.22001001.230.950.0
      Total9.0855571---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Biagini (L, 0-2)4.2
      J. Axford1.1
      S. Gaviglio1.1
      T. Clippard1.2
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. Pomeranz (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 103-57, H. Velazquez 30-21, M. Barnes 14-9, H. Hembree 16-10, J. Kelly 4-3
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 2-4, H. Velazquez 1-2, H. Hembree 1-0, J. Kelly 2-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 22, H. Velazquez 7, M. Barnes 4, H. Hembree 4, J. Kelly 3
      • Balks - D. Pomeranz
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Biagini 90-52, J. Axford 16-10, S. Gaviglio 33-18, T. Clippard 28-18
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Biagini 7-3, J. Axford 2-1, S. Gaviglio 1-0, T. Clippard 2-2
      • Batters Faced - J. Biagini 20, J. Axford 5, S. Gaviglio 6, T. Clippard 7
      • 8TH INNING
        Bogaerts grounded out to pitcher, Benintendi scored, Moreland to second53
      • 5TH INNING
        Martin singled to shallow left center, Smoak scored, Solarte to second43
        Smoak doubled to deep right center, Hernandez and Donaldson scored42
        Martinez singled to right center, Betts scored40
      • 3RD INNING
        Moreland walked, Bradley scored, Betts to third, Martinez to second30
      • 1ST INNING
        Martinez homered to right, Benintendi scored20
      • 9TH INNING
        • T. Clippard Pitching:
        • B. Holt: Holt doubled to center
        • C. Vazquez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Vazquez popped out to first
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Holt caught stealing, catcher to third, Bradley singled to center
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bradley stole second, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Betts walked
        • A. Benintendi: Benintendi grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Joe Kelly relieved Heath Hembree
        • J. Donaldson: Ball, Donaldson grounded out to first
        • J. Smoak: Smoak flied out to deep center
        • Y. Solarte: Solarte grounded out to second
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • S. Gaviglio Pitching:
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Benintendi walked
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Benintendi stole second, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Moreland singled to right center, Benintendi to third
        • Tyler Clippard relieved Sam Gaviglio
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bogaerts grounded out to pitcher, Benintendi scored, Moreland to second
        • R. Devers: Foul, Devers popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Heath Hembree relieved Matt Barnes
        • K. Morales: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Morales singled to right
        • C. Granderson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Granderson struck out swinging
        • R. Urena: Ball, Ball, Urena reached on fielder's choice to third, Morales out at second
        • T. Hernandez: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Sam Gaviglio relieved John Axford
        • C. Vazquez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Vazquez grounded out to second
        • J. Bradley: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
        • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Betts struck out looking
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Matt Barnes relieved Hector Velazquez
        • J. Smoak: Foul, Ball, Smoak flied out to deep center
        • Y. Solarte: Ball, Ball, Foul, Solarte singled to left center
        • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
        • R. Martin: Ball, Martin doubled to left, Solarte out at home
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Axford Pitching:
        • X. Bogaerts: Bogaerts flied out to left
        • R. Devers: Foul, Devers grounded bunt out to pitcher
        • B. Holt: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Holt grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Curtis Granderson hit for Anthony Alford
        • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Granderson lined out to center
        • R. Urena: Ball, Foul, Urena singled to shallow center
        • T. Hernandez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Hernandez popped out to shortstop
        • J. Donaldson: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Donaldson struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Biagini Pitching:
        • J. Bradley: Foul, Ball, Bradley grounded out to pitcher
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Betts singled to right center
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Betts stole second, Benintendi flied out to deep left, Betts to third
        • John Axford relieved Joe Biagini
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Martinez singled to right center, Betts scored
        • M. Moreland: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Moreland struck out looking
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • T. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez singled to shallow center
        • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Donaldson singled to shallow left center, Hernandez to second
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Smoak doubled to deep right center, Hernandez and Donaldson scored
        • Y. Solarte: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Solarte walked
        • Hector Velazquez relieved Drew Pomeranz
        • K. Pillar: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
        • R. Martin: Martin singled to shallow left center, Smoak scored, Solarte to second
        • K. Morales: Morales grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Martin out at second
        • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Biagini Pitching:
        • R. Devers: Foul, Ball, Ball, Devers grounded out to third
        • B. Holt: Ball, Holt grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Vazquez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Vazquez grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Martin struck out looking
        • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Morales walked
        • A. Alford: Foul, Ball, Morales to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Alford struck out looking
        • R. Urena: Foul, Urena flied out to right
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Biagini Pitching:
        • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bradley walked
        • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Betts singled to shallow right center, Bradley to third
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Benintendi flied out to left
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Betts stole second, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Martinez walked
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Moreland walked, Bradley scored, Betts to third, Martinez to second
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Bogaerts grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Moreland out at second
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • J. Donaldson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Donaldson struck out swinging
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked
        • Y. Solarte: Smoak to second on balk, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Solarte struck out looking
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pillar flied out to deep left
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Biagini Pitching:
        • R. Devers: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Devers struck out swinging
        • B. Holt: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Holt struck out swinging
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Ball, Vazquez lined out to right
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • R. Martin: Martin singled to shallow left center
        • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Morales walked, Martin to second
        • A. Alford: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Alford struck out looking
        • R. Urena: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Urena struck out looking
        • T. Hernandez: Foul, Foul, Hernandez flied out to right
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Biagini Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Betts struck out looking
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Foul, Benintendi singled to left
        • J. Martinez: Martinez homered to right, Benintendi scored
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Moreland grounded out to second
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Bogaerts grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
        • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Ball, Hernandez lined out to shortstop
        • J. Donaldson: Ball, Ball, Donaldson doubled to left center
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Smoak walked
        • Y. Solarte: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Solarte reached on fielder's choice to second, Donaldson to third, Smoak out at second
        • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pillar grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)