Devers hits 2-run HR in return as Red Sox beat Jays 10-5

TORONTO (AP) The streaking Red Sox have had plenty to be pleased about in recent weeks.

The return of Rafael Devers gave Boston one more reason to smile.

Devers came off the disabled list and hit a two-run home run, Brian Johnson pitched a season-high seven innings to win his second straight start and the Red Sox extended their winning streak to six games with a 10-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night.

J.D. Martinez had three hits and Xander Bogaerts had three RBIs for the AL East-leading Red Sox, who have won 10 of 11.

Devers had been out since July 28 because of a strained left hamstring. He went 2 for 4 with a walk and scored twice.

''I felt good, I gave 100 percent on every play today and nothing bothered me,'' Devers said through a translator. ''I'm just happy to be back and contributing.''

He isn't the only one who's happy.

''It's cool to see him around,'' manager Alex Cora said. ''He brings a lot of joy to the game, a lot of smiles in the clubhouse. Everybody is happy. He's like their little brother. For him to go out there and perform, that was good to see.''

Outfielder Mookie Betts, who scored a pair of runs, said Devers has an infectious enthusiasm.

''He just brings fun,'' Betts said. ''He's a young kid who laughs and enjoys being around. Anytime you have somebody young like that laughing and enjoying things, it kind of helps you sit back and enjoy it too.''

There's been no shortage of things for Boston to enjoy. The Red Sox, who own the best record in the major leagues at 81-34, have won 12 of 15 meetings with Toronto this season.

Toronto, meanwhile, matched a season-worst by falling 11 games below .500 at 51-62.

Teoscar Hernandez hit a two-run home run for the Blue Jays, his 17th, and Randal Grichuk added a three-run blast, his 15th. Both homers came off Johnson.

Johnson (3-3) allowed five runs and six hits to earn his first career win over the Blue Jays. He walked two and struck out six.

''I felt like I pitched a lot better than my linescore shows,'' Johnson said.

Cora praised Johnson for ''an outstanding job'' after six Boston relievers pitched 5 1-3 innings Tuesday.

''For him to go seven innings, that was excellent for us,'' Cora said.

Ryan Brasier and Joe Kelly each pitched one inning of relief.

Boston chased Blue Jays starter Mike Hauschild (1-1) with a four-run third inning. Andrew Benitendi opened the scoring with a sacrifice fly, Mitch Moreland hit a two-run double and Bogaerts capped the rally with a sacrifice fly off reliever Luis Santos.

Hauschild, who pitched six shutout innings of relief to beat Seattle in his Blue Jays debut last Thursday, allowed four runs and three hits in 2 1-3 innings.

''The biggest difference tonight was just pounding the zone,'' Hauschild said. ''I made a couple of mistakes and they hit it pretty hard.''

Bogaerts drove in a run with a bases-loaded walk off Santos in the fifth and Devers homered off Jake Petricka in the sixth, his 16th. Boston made it 8-2 when Martinez and Bogaerts hit back-to-back doubles off Danny Barnes in the seventh.

Martinez hit an RBI single off Joe Biagini in the eighth and a second run scored on a wild pitch.

SWING AND A MISS

Johnson, who fanned a career-high 11 in his previous start, has now struck out five or more in four straight starts, the past two of which have come in place of injured LHP Chris Sale.

''Maybe it's because I'm starting on Chris' day and he gets a lot of those,'' Johnson joked.

DEALING

Toronto traded minor league RHP Nick Tepesch to Detroit for cash. Tepesch went 1-6 with a 7.90 ERA in 10 games at Triple-A Buffalo.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: To make room on the roster for Devers, the Red Sox optioned INF Tony Renda to Triple-A Pawtucket. Cora said Devers will get the day off Thursday. ... OF Mookie Betts stayed in the game after being hit on the left hand by a pitch in the third inning.

UP NEXT

Red Sox RHP Rick Porcello (14-4, 3.84) faces Blue Jays LHP Ryan Borucki (1-2, 2.30) in Thursday's series finale. Porcello is 2-1 with a 1.95 ERA over his past four starts at Rogers Centre. Borucki pitched eight shutout innings to beat the Mariners for his first major league win in his previous outing, Aug. 3 at Seattle.

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BOS81-34
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TOR51-62
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  • W: B. Johnson (3-3)L: M. Hauschild (1-1)
  • HR: BOS - R. Devers (16), TOR - R. Grichuk (15), T. Hernandez (17)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Betts RF42100011.340.428.6491.0765.5
A. Benintendi LF21210200.305.388.512.9008.0
M. Moreland 1B51120006.263.335.483.8195.0
J. Martinez DH41310100.332.399.6541.0537.0
X. Bogaerts SS20130200.274.346.507.8537.0
J. Bradley CF40000127.209.297.361.6580.0
E. Nunez 2B51100002.259.286.367.6532.0
R. Devers 3B42221111.248.299.437.7369.5
S. Leon C42100120.220.275.335.6103.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    R. Grichuk RF51231011.234.296.467.7638.5
    D. Travis 2B50000002.245.295.401.6960.0
    J. Smoak 1B41300010.260.366.483.8494.5
    T. Hernandez LF41121032.246.301.492.7935.5
    K. Morales DH40000012.246.323.422.745-0.5
    Y. Solarte 3B40000001.234.288.400.6880.0
    R. Martin C21100202.199.341.349.6904.0
    A. Diaz SS40100013.261.294.464.7580.5
    K. Pillar CF41100023.248.277.410.6881.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Benintendi 2 (32), M. Moreland (16), J. Martinez (30), X. Bogaerts (32), R. Devers (22)
      • HR - R. Devers (16)
      • SF - A. Benintendi (6), X. Bogaerts (4)
      • RBI - A. Benintendi (67), M. Moreland 2 (57), J. Martinez (98), X. Bogaerts 3 (68), R. Devers 2 (54)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Martinez (31)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Moreland, J. Bradley 3 (3), E. Nunez, R. Devers
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Smoak (30)
      • HR - R. Grichuk (15), T. Hernandez (17)
      • RBI - R. Grichuk 3 (39), T. Hernandez 2 (44)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Grichuk 3 (15), T. Hernandez 2 (13)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grichuk, K. Morales, R. Martin 2 (2), K. Pillar
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Betts (22)
      • CS - R. Devers (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Bogaerts-Moreland)
      • E - X. Bogaerts (7)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Solarte-Diaz-Smoak; Travis-Diaz-Smoak)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Johnson (W, 3-3)7.06552624.001.3918.0
      R. Brasier1.01000201.320.953.0
      J. Kelly1.02000104.181.231.5
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Johnson (W, 3-3)7.0
      R. Brasier1.0
      J. Kelly1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Hauschild (L, 1-1)2.13443004.321.32-9.0
      L. Santos2.02113106.351.760.5
      J. Petricka1.23220014.881.55-2.0
      D. Barnes1.02110204.601.631.0
      J. Biagini1.02222206.881.71-2.0
      J. Garcia1.00000106.331.613.5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Johnson 98-67, R. Brasier 17-12, J. Kelly 16-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Johnson 7-8, R. Brasier 2-0, J. Kelly 1-0
      • Batters Faced - B. Johnson 29, R. Brasier 5, J. Kelly 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Biagini (5)
      • IBB - L. Santos
      • HBP - M. Hauschild (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Hauschild 51-26, L. Santos 36-24, J. Petricka 25-18, D. Barnes 19-13, J. Biagini 30-14, J. Garcia 10-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Hauschild 3-3, L. Santos 1-3, J. Petricka 1-3, D. Barnes 1-0, J. Garcia 1-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Hauschild 13, L. Santos 10, J. Petricka 7, D. Barnes 5, J. Biagini 7, J. Garcia 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Betts RF42100011.340.428.6491.0765.5
      A. Benintendi LF21210200.305.388.512.9008.0
      M. Moreland 1B51120006.263.335.483.8195.0
      J. Martinez DH41310100.332.399.6541.0537.0
      X. Bogaerts SS20130200.274.346.507.8537.0
      J. Bradley CF40000127.209.297.361.6580.0
      E. Nunez 2B51100002.259.286.367.6532.0
      R. Devers 3B42221111.248.299.437.7369.5
      S. Leon C42100120.220.275.335.6103.0
      Total341012918617-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        R. Grichuk RF51231011.234.296.467.7638.5
        D. Travis 2B50000002.245.295.401.6960.0
        J. Smoak 1B41300010.260.366.483.8494.5
        T. Hernandez LF41121032.246.301.492.7935.5
        K. Morales DH40000012.246.323.422.745-0.5
        Y. Solarte 3B40000001.234.288.400.6880.0
        R. Martin C21100202.199.341.349.6904.0
        A. Diaz SS40100013.261.294.464.7580.5
        K. Pillar CF41100023.248.277.410.6881.0
        Total3659522916-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - A. Benintendi 2 (32), M. Moreland (16), J. Martinez (30), X. Bogaerts (32), R. Devers (22)
          • HR - R. Devers (16)
          • SF - A. Benintendi (6), X. Bogaerts (4)
          • RBI - A. Benintendi (67), M. Moreland 2 (57), J. Martinez (98), X. Bogaerts 3 (68), R. Devers 2 (54)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Martinez (31)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Moreland, J. Bradley 3 (3), E. Nunez, R. Devers
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Smoak (30)
          • HR - R. Grichuk (15), T. Hernandez (17)
          • RBI - R. Grichuk 3 (39), T. Hernandez 2 (44)
          • 2-Out RBI - R. Grichuk 3 (15), T. Hernandez 2 (13)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grichuk, K. Morales, R. Martin 2 (2), K. Pillar
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - M. Betts (22)
          • CS - R. Devers (2)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Bogaerts-Moreland)
          • E - X. Bogaerts (7)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Solarte-Diaz-Smoak; Travis-Diaz-Smoak)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          B. Johnson (W, 3-3)7.06552624.001.3918.0
          R. Brasier1.01000201.320.953.0
          J. Kelly1.02000104.181.231.5
          Total9.0955292---
          PITCHERSIP
          B. Johnson (W, 3-3)7.0
          R. Brasier1.0
          J. Kelly1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Hauschild (L, 1-1)2.13443004.321.32-9.0
          L. Santos2.02113106.351.760.5
          J. Petricka1.23220014.881.55-2.0
          D. Barnes1.02110204.601.631.0
          J. Biagini1.02222206.881.71-2.0
          J. Garcia1.00000106.331.613.5
          Total9.0121010861---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Hauschild (L, 1-1)2.1
          L. Santos2.0
          J. Petricka1.2
          D. Barnes1.0
          J. Biagini1.0
          J. Garcia1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - B. Johnson 98-67, R. Brasier 17-12, J. Kelly 16-13
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Johnson 7-8, R. Brasier 2-0, J. Kelly 1-0
          • Batters Faced - B. Johnson 29, R. Brasier 5, J. Kelly 4
          PITCHING
          • WP - J. Biagini (5)
          • IBB - L. Santos
          • HBP - M. Hauschild (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Hauschild 51-26, L. Santos 36-24, J. Petricka 25-18, D. Barnes 19-13, J. Biagini 30-14, J. Garcia 10-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Hauschild 3-3, L. Santos 1-3, J. Petricka 1-3, D. Barnes 1-0, J. Garcia 1-1
          • Batters Faced - M. Hauschild 13, L. Santos 10, J. Petricka 7, D. Barnes 5, J. Biagini 7, J. Garcia 3
          • 8TH INNING
            Benintendi scored, Martinez to third, Bogaerts to second on wild pitch105
            Martinez singled to right center, Leon scored, Benintendi to third95
          • 7TH INNING
            Grichuk homered to left, Martin and Pillar scored85
            Bogaerts doubled to deep right center, Martinez scored82
          • 6TH INNING
            Hernandez homered to left center, Smoak scored72
            Devers homered to right center, Nunez scored70
          • 5TH INNING
            Bogaerts walked, Betts scored, Benintendi to third, Martinez to second50
          • 3RD INNING
            Bogaerts hit sacrifice fly to right, Moreland scored40
            Moreland doubled to deep center, Leon and Betts scored30
            Benintendi hit sacrifice fly to center, Devers scored, Leon to third10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Jaime Garcia relieved Joe Biagini
            • E. Nunez: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Nunez fouled out to third
            • R. Devers: Ball, Ball, Devers grounded out to first
            • S. Leon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Leon struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Joe Kelly relieved Ryan Brasier
            • A. Diaz: Diaz singled to shallow right
            • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
            • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Grichuk singled to center, Diaz to second
            • D. Travis: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Travis grounded into double play shortstop to first, Grichuk out at second
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Joe Biagini relieved Danny Barnes
            • S. Leon: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Leon singled to shallow left
            • M. Betts: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Betts struck out swinging
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Benintendi walked, Leon to second
            • M. Moreland: Strike swinging, Ball, Moreland flied out to center
            • J. Martinez: Ball, Martinez singled to right center, Leon scored, Benintendi to third
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bogaerts walked, Martinez to second
            • J. Bradley: Foul, Foul, Ball, Benintendi scored, Martinez to third, Bogaerts to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Ryan Brasier relieved Brian Johnson
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Smoak singled to center
            • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
            • K. Morales: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Morales struck out swinging
            • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Solarte safe at first on shortstop Bogaerts fielding error, Smoak to second
            • R. Martin: Strike looking, Martin grounded out to first
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Danny Barnes relieved Jake Petricka
            • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Martinez doubled to shallow left
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike swinging, Bogaerts doubled to deep right center, Martinez scored
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
            • E. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Nunez grounded out to shortstop
            • R. Devers: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Devers struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Johnson Pitching:
            • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Solarte lined out to center
            • R. Martin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martin walked
            • A. Diaz: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Diaz struck out swinging
            • K. Pillar: Ball, Ball, Pillar singled to shallow left, Martin to second
            • R. Grichuk: Grichuk homered to left, Martin and Pillar scored
            • D. Travis: Strike looking, Travis grounded out to third
            • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • J. Petricka Pitching:
            • E. Nunez: Ball, Nunez singled to shallow center
            • R. Devers: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Devers homered to right center, Nunez scored
            • S. Leon: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Leon lined out to second
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Betts flied out to deep center
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Benintendi doubled to deep center
            • M. Moreland: Moreland lined out to left
            • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Johnson Pitching:
            • R. Grichuk: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Grichuk fouled out to right
            • D. Travis: Strike looking, Travis popped out to shortstop
            • J. Smoak: Foul, Ball, Smoak singled to center
            • T. Hernandez: Strike (foul tip), Hernandez homered to left center, Smoak scored
            • K. Morales: Strike looking, Morales grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • L. Santos Pitching:
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Betts singled to left
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Benintendi doubled to right, Betts to third
            • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moreland flied out to left
            • J. Martinez: Martinez intentionally walked
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bogaerts walked, Betts scored, Benintendi to third, Martinez to second
            • Jake Petricka relieved Luis Santos
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Bradley grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Bogaerts out at second
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Johnson Pitching:
            • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Solarte grounded out to third
            • R. Martin: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martin walked
            • A. Diaz: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Diaz reached on fielder's choice to third, Martin out at second
            • K. Pillar: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Pillar grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • L. Santos Pitching:
            • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Nunez lined out to shortstop
            • R. Devers: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Devers walked
            • S. Leon: Strike swinging, Devers caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Leon struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Johnson Pitching:
            • D. Travis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Travis flied out to deep center
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Foul, Ball, Smoak doubled to left
            • T. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
            • K. Morales: Strike looking, Ball, Morales grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Hauschild Pitching:
            • R. Devers: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Devers doubled to center
            • S. Leon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Leon walked
            • M. Betts: Ball, Betts hit by pitch, Devers to third, Leon to second
            • A. Benintendi: Foul, Foul, Benintendi hit sacrifice fly to center, Devers scored, Leon to third
            • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Ball, Betts stole second, Moreland doubled to deep center, Leon and Betts scored
            • J. Martinez: Ball, Martinez singled to shallow left, Moreland to third
            • Luis Santos relieved Mike Hauschild
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike swinging, Bogaerts hit sacrifice fly to right, Moreland scored
            • J. Bradley: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Bradley grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 3rd (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Johnson Pitching:
            • R. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Martin reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • A. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Diaz flied out to deep right
            • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
            • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Hauschild Pitching:
            • J. Martinez: Ball, Martinez grounded out to shortstop
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Bogaerts flied out to left
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bradley walked
            • E. Nunez: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Nunez grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Bradley out at second
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Johnson Pitching:
            • T. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
            • K. Morales: Ball, Morales flied out to right
            • Y. Solarte: Foul, Foul, Foul, Solarte fouled out to first
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • M. Hauschild Pitching:
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Betts flied out to center
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Benintendi walked
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Moreland grounded into double play third to shortstop to first, Benintendi out at second
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Johnson Pitching:
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Strike looking, Grichuk grounded out to pitcher
            • D. Travis: Travis lined out to center
            • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)