Benintendi, Martinez carry Red Sox past Blue Jays, 8-3

BOSTON (AP) Andrew Benintendi has continued the hot hitting out of the leadoff spot for injured star Mookie Betts.

Benintendi hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run fourth inning, J.D. Martinez added a solo homer, and the Boston Red Sox coasted to an 8-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday.

With regular leadoff hitter Betts missing his second straight game because of tightness on his left side that he felt in batting practice Sunday, Benintendi added a triple and single, improving to 4 for 8 in the two days.

''I'm seeing it pretty well right now,'' Benintendi said in his usually quiet voice.

Reminded that it was his first career homer over the Green Monster, the 23-year-old said: ''I've hit a few over there in BP, but not in a game.''

Betts entered the day with a major-league-leading .359 batting average.

Jackie Bradley Jr. added an RBI double, scored twice and made a spectacular catch in center field as Boston won for the seventh time in nine games.

It was the Blue Jays' 11th loss in 15 games, dropping them to 2-5 against the Red Sox this season. Teoscar Hernandez had an RBI triple and double for Toronto.

David Price (5-4) labored through five innings, allowing two runs and four hits with four strikeouts and four walks.

The lefty took a hard grounder from Yangervis Solarte that bounced off his glove and appeared to carom off his chest in the first inning before picking it up and throwing him out.

''You know me, I'm the softest guy in this clubhouse,'' Price said, joking. ''If that had bothered me, I was coming out of the game.''

The Red Sox took charge with their big fourth inning, pulling ahead 6-1 against Aaron Sanchez (2-5).

Brock Holt had a sacrifice fly and Bradley his run-scoring double before Benintendi lofted a fly ball into the first row of Monster seats.

''They get a couple singles in that inning, a bloop, and then a blast,'' Sanchez said.

Martinez then led off the fifth with his 17th homer, a drive that completely left Fenway Park over the Monster, tying him with Betts for the team lead.

''They've got a tough lineup, they always have,'' Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. ''It's tough to shut `em down.''

Sanchez was tagged for seven runs and nine hits in five innings, falling to 0-3 in his past five starts with a 5.96 ERA.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: 3B Josh Donaldson left the game with left calf tightness after getting a single and walking twice.

''It's a little sore right now, still a little tight,'' he said. ''We're going to do some treatment and stuff on it and see, just kind of play it by ear, see how it responds.''

Red Sox: Manager Alex Cora gave 2B Dustin Pedroia the day off after he played two straight games, his first since returning from offseason knee surgery.

LOOK AT THAT

Bradley made a jumping catch with his back completely turned to home plate on the warning track against Kendrys Morales in the sixth. Holt ran over, raised his arms and then walked over and gave him a hug.

''That's kind of what Jackie does,'' Benintendi said. ''He makes those kinds of plays all the time.''

Bradley said: ''I always put a high expectation on myself offensively and defensively. I felt like I should make the play.''

THAT'S DIFFERENT

Toronto's Russell Martin made his first career start in left field. In his 13th season in the big leagues, the 35-year-old has been primarily a catcher. He was out playing caroms off the Monster before the game.

ALL RIGHTY THEN

The Blue Jays had three switch hitters and six batting right-handed, so that gave them an all-righty lineup against Price.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: RHP Marco Estrada (2-5, 5.40 ERA) is set to start Tuesday. He's 0-2 with a 7.36 ERA in two starts against the Red Sox this season.

Red Sox: Rick Porcello (6-2, 3.74) hopes to rebound from his worst start of the season when he gave up six runs over 3 2/3 innings against the Rays on Wednesday.

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  • W: D. Price (5-4)L: A. Sanchez (2-5)
  • HR: BOS - J. Martinez (17), A. Benintendi (7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Hernandez RF50210000.252.298.503.8016.0
J. Donaldson 3B10100200.234.333.423.7573.0
G. Urshela PR-3B21000022.148.179.296.4750.0
J. Smoak 1B30100122.249.377.439.8172.0
Y. Solarte SS30010004.263.324.485.8091.0
K. Pillar CF31100121.278.323.460.7825.0
R. Martin LF30000111.161.293.315.6070.5
K. Morales DH40110002.181.256.310.5662.0
L. Maile C40000013.277.362.434.795-0.5
D. Travis 2B41100013.182.241.338.5793.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Benintendi LF51341000.292.378.521.89913.0
    X. Bogaerts SS51100022.277.329.507.8361.0
    M. Moreland 1B40100012.317.385.6421.0270.5
    J. Martinez DH31121102.320.379.6501.0298.0
    R. Devers 3B41200001.239.296.426.7233.0
    E. Nunez 2B41100012.243.260.357.6171.5
    B. Holt RF10010200.329.398.479.8773.0
    C. Vazquez C41100003.194.234.231.4652.0
    J. Bradley CF32110101.184.275.286.5618.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Hernandez (13), J. Smoak (12), K. Pillar (20)
      • 3B - T. Hernandez (3), D. Travis (2)
      • SF - Y. Solarte (2)
      • RBI - T. Hernandez (21), Y. Solarte (33), K. Morales (15)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Bradley (7)
      • 3B - A. Benintendi (5)
      • HR - A. Benintendi (7), J. Martinez (17)
      • SF - B. Holt
      • RBI - A. Benintendi 4 (37), J. Martinez 2 (44), B. Holt (8), J. Bradley (10)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - K. Pillar (9)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Bradley (5)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Solarte-Travis-Smoak)
      • E - L. Maile (4)
      • PB - L. Maile (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Moreland-Bogaerts)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Sanchez (L, 2-5)5.09771424.771.56-5.0
      D. Barnes1.01111003.441.750.0
      J. Axford1.01002003.751.460.0
      J. Petricka1.00000005.402.403.0
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Sanchez (L, 2-5)5.0
      D. Barnes1.0
      J. Axford1.0
      J. Petricka1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Price (W, 5-4)5.04224404.041.2714.0
      H. Hembree2.02111304.811.443.5
      S. Wright2.01000202.771.156.0
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Price (W, 5-4)5.0
      H. Hembree2.0
      S. Wright2.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sanchez 82-55, D. Barnes 14-8, J. Axford 20-8, J. Petricka 8-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sanchez 6-5, D. Barnes 1-2, J. Axford 1-1, J. Petricka 2-1
      • Batters Faced - A. Sanchez 25, D. Barnes 5, J. Axford 5, J. Petricka 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 95-57, H. Hembree 33-19, S. Wright 20-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 2-9, H. Hembree 1-1, S. Wright 4-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Price 23, H. Hembree 8, S. Wright 7
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      T. Hernandez RF50210000.252.298.503.8016.0
      J. Donaldson 3B10100200.234.333.423.7573.0
      G. Urshela PR-3B21000022.148.179.296.4750.0
      J. Smoak 1B30100122.249.377.439.8172.0
      Y. Solarte SS30010004.263.324.485.8091.0
      K. Pillar CF31100121.278.323.460.7825.0
      R. Martin LF30000111.161.293.315.6070.5
      K. Morales DH40110002.181.256.310.5662.0
      L. Maile C40000013.277.362.434.795-0.5
      D. Travis 2B41100013.182.241.338.5793.5
      Total3237305918-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        A. Benintendi LF51341000.292.378.521.89913.0
        X. Bogaerts SS51100022.277.329.507.8361.0
        M. Moreland 1B40100012.317.385.6421.0270.5
        J. Martinez DH31121102.320.379.6501.0298.0
        R. Devers 3B41200001.239.296.426.7233.0
        E. Nunez 2B41100012.243.260.357.6171.5
        B. Holt RF10010200.329.398.479.8773.0
        C. Vazquez C41100003.194.234.231.4652.0
        J. Bradley CF32110101.184.275.286.5618.0
        Total33811824413-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - T. Hernandez (13), J. Smoak (12), K. Pillar (20)
          • 3B - T. Hernandez (3), D. Travis (2)
          • SF - Y. Solarte (2)
          • RBI - T. Hernandez (21), Y. Solarte (33), K. Morales (15)
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Bradley (7)
          • 3B - A. Benintendi (5)
          • HR - A. Benintendi (7), J. Martinez (17)
          • SF - B. Holt
          • RBI - A. Benintendi 4 (37), J. Martinez 2 (44), B. Holt (8), J. Bradley (10)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - K. Pillar (9)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - J. Bradley (5)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Solarte-Travis-Smoak)
          • E - L. Maile (4)
          • PB - L. Maile (2)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Moreland-Bogaerts)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          A. Sanchez (L, 2-5)5.09771424.771.56-5.0
          D. Barnes1.01111003.441.750.0
          J. Axford1.01002003.751.460.0
          J. Petricka1.00000005.402.403.0
          Total8.01188442---
          PITCHERSIP
          A. Sanchez (L, 2-5)5.0
          D. Barnes1.0
          J. Axford1.0
          J. Petricka1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Price (W, 5-4)5.04224404.041.2714.0
          H. Hembree2.02111304.811.443.5
          S. Wright2.01000202.771.156.0
          Total9.0733590---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Price (W, 5-4)5.0
          H. Hembree2.0
          S. Wright2.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sanchez 82-55, D. Barnes 14-8, J. Axford 20-8, J. Petricka 8-5
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sanchez 6-5, D. Barnes 1-2, J. Axford 1-1, J. Petricka 2-1
          • Batters Faced - A. Sanchez 25, D. Barnes 5, J. Axford 5, J. Petricka 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 95-57, H. Hembree 33-19, S. Wright 20-16
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 2-9, H. Hembree 1-1, S. Wright 4-0
          • Batters Faced - D. Price 23, H. Hembree 8, S. Wright 7
          • 7TH INNING
            Hernandez tripled to deep center, Travis scored38
          • 6TH INNING
            Benintendi tripled to deep left, Bradley scored28
          • 5TH INNING
            Martinez homered to left27
            Solarte hit sacrifice fly to right, Urshela scored26
          • 4TH INNING
            Benintendi homered to left, Vazquez and Bradley scored16
            Bradley doubled to left center, Nunez scored, Vazquez to third13
            Holt hit sacrifice fly to left, Devers scored12
            Morales singled to left, Pillar scored11
          • 1ST INNING
            Martinez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Bogaerts scored, Moreland out at second01
          • 9TH INNING
            • S. Wright Pitching:
            • L. Maile: Maile grounded out to third
            • D. Travis: Strike looking, Travis grounded out to shortstop
            • T. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez doubled to left center
            • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Urshela struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Steven Wright relieved Heath Hembree
            • K. Pillar: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
            • R. Martin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Martin grounded out to third
            • K. Morales: Strike looking, Morales grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Jake Petricka relieved John Axford
            • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Bradley grounded out to second
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Benintendi flied out to left
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Bogaerts grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • H. Hembree Pitching:
            • D. Travis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Travis tripled to deep right
            • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hernandez tripled to deep center, Travis scored
            • G. Urshela: Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Urshela struck out on foul tip
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked
            • Y. Solarte: Ball, Solarte grounded into double play shortstop to first, Smoak out at second
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • John Axford relieved Danny Barnes
            • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Martinez walked
            • R. Devers: Foul, Ball, Devers reached on an infield single to first, Martinez to second
            • E. Nunez: Ball, Nunez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Martinez to third, Devers out at second
            • B. Holt: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Holt walked
            • C. Vazquez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Vazquez flied out to right
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Heath Hembree relieved David Price
            • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
            • K. Morales: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Morales flied out to deep center
            • L. Maile: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Maile struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Danny Barnes relieved Aaron Sanchez
            • C. Vazquez: Ball, Foul, Vazquez grounded out to second
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bradley walked
            • A. Benintendi: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Bradley to third on catcher Maile fielding error, Bradley stole second, Bradley to third on catcher Maile fielding error, Benintendi tripled to deep left, Bradley scored
            • X. Bogaerts: Bogaerts flied out to center
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Moreland flied out to right
            • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
          • 5TH INNING
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Hernandez lined out to right
            • J. Donaldson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Donaldson walked
            • J. Smoak: Foul, Smoak doubled to deep left, Donaldson to third
            • Gio Urshela ran for Josh Donaldson
            • Y. Solarte: Solarte hit sacrifice fly to right, Urshela scored
            • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. Sanchez Pitching:
            • J. Martinez: Strike swinging, Foul, Martinez homered to left
            • R. Devers: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Devers popped out to first
            • E. Nunez: Ball, Strike looking, Nunez grounded out to first
            • B. Holt: Strike looking, Ball, Holt grounded out to second
            • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • K. Pillar: Pillar doubled to left center
            • R. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Martin grounded out to shortstop, Pillar to third
            • K. Morales: Ball, Strike swinging, Morales singled to left, Pillar scored
            • L. Maile: Maile flied out to center
            • D. Travis: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Travis lined out to center
            • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Sanchez Pitching:
            • R. Devers: Ball, Foul, Devers singled to left center
            • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Nunez singled to left, Devers to second
            • B. Holt: Strike swinging, Devers to third, Nunez to second on passed ball, Holt hit sacrifice fly to left, Devers scored
            • C. Vazquez: Vazquez singled to left center, Nunez to third
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Bradley doubled to left center, Nunez scored, Vazquez to third
            • A. Benintendi: Strike swinging, Ball, Benintendi homered to left, Vazquez and Bradley scored
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
            • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • T. Hernandez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Hernandez flied out to deep right
            • J. Donaldson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Donaldson walked
            • J. Smoak: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Smoak struck out looking
            • Y. Solarte: Ball, Solarte popped out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Sanchez Pitching:
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Benintendi singled to center
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Moreland reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Benintendi out at second
            • J. Martinez: Martinez lined out to center
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • K. Pillar: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pillar walked
            • R. Martin: Ball, Ball, Ball, Pillar stole second, Ball, Martin walked
            • K. Morales: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Morales flied out to right, Pillar to third
            • L. Maile: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Maile fouled out to first
            • D. Travis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Travis struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Sanchez Pitching:
            • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
            • B. Holt: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Holt walked
            • C. Vazquez: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Vazquez flied out to right
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Bradley lined out to center
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • T. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez popped out to second
            • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Donaldson singled to left
            • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
            • Y. Solarte: Solarte lined out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. Sanchez Pitching:
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Benintendi grounded out to first
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Bogaerts singled to right
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Moreland singled to deep right, Bogaerts to third
            • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Martinez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Bogaerts scored, Moreland out at second
            • R. Devers: Strike swinging, Devers grounded out to second
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)