Tellez has 2 HRs, 5 RBIs and Jays power past Red Sox 10-3

TORONTO (AP) It turns out Rowdy Tellez can hit left-handers, too.

Tellez went deep twice and collected a career-high five RBIs, leading the Toronto Blue Jays to a 10-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

It was the first multihomer game for the 24-year-old rookie, who bats from the left side. Three of his eight homers this season have come against lefty pitching, including his two against Eduardo Rodriguez (3-4) on Tuesday night. He is batting .314 with 12 RBIs against lefties.

''I'm just glad (manager) Charlie (Montoyo) gives me every opportunity to face (left-handers),'' Tellez said. ''I'm just trying to take advantage of it. It just does a lot for my confidence when he throws me in the lineup and lets me face them.''

Tellez put Toronto ahead to stay in the fourth inning, belting a two-run shot off the third-deck facade above right field. Randal Grichuk followed with a drive to left for his eighth homer.

Tellez then made it 6-0 with a three-run shot to right-center in the fifth.

''For us as an offense, it's good to go out there and play well behind a good start from one of our top pitchers,'' Tellez said.

Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman (2-6) issued a season-high six walks in six innings, but limited the Red Sox to one run and five hits.

Stroman has been hurt by poor run support this year, but he said he was never concerned.

''I knew guys would break out at some point,'' he said. ''I'm not really worried about the run support. It's a really long year. I have a lot of faith in my guys each and every time out.''

Mitch Moreland, Rafael Devers and Jackie Bradley Jr. connected for Boston, but the defending World Series champions were largely held in check after winning 12-2 in the series opener Monday.

Boston had won Rodriguez's last seven starts. He was charged with six runs and six hits in five innings.

He had gone five straight games without allowing a homer.

''Just missing location and throwing the wrong pitch at the wrong time, that's what I think,'' Rodriguez said.

Manager Alex Cora said he was surprised to see Rodriguez struggle so much against lefties such. Before Tuesday's game he was giving up a .351 average to lefties in 2019, well above his career rate of .273.

''He was very dominant last year I think against lefties,'' Cora said. ''We even used him like that in the playoffs to get lefties out. It hasn't happened this year so we'll take a look.''

ON SECOND THOUGHT

Amid much controversy, the Blue Jays picked Monday's Victoria Day national holiday to give top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. a scheduled rest day. It did not play out well, with rookie's absence taking on a life of its own in the Toronto media.

Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said Tuesday the team should have handled the situation better.

''The one thing that I regret in all of the things that we have talked about with Charlie, I had not talked to him about the importance of Victoria Day,'' he said. ''There are a lot of things in Canadian culture and about this great country that I have talked to him about, but I did not share with him the importance of Victoria Day.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: 2B Dustin Pedroia (left knee) and INF Brock Holt (right knee) both played seven innings for Triple-A Pawtucket. ... LHP Brian Johnson made the second start of his rehab assignment for Double-A Portland, giving up three runs in 1 1/3 innings. ... OF J.D. Martinez was sidelined by an illness. Cora said he was available to pinch-hit if necessary, but he likely would return to the lineup Wednesday. ... RHP Nathan Eovaldi (right elbow) successfully came through a 35-pitch bullpen session.

Blue Jays: RHP Ryan Tepera (right elbow) was placed on the 10-day injured list and will be meeting with a specialist. RHP Jimmy Cordero was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo to take his roster spot.

UP NEXT

Right-hander Rick Porcello (3-4, 4.80 ERA), who takes the mound Wednesday for the Red Sox, has struggled in his starts at Rogers Centre, with a 4-7 record and a 5.47 ERA. Toronto right-hander Aaron Sanchez (3-4, 3.88 ERA) is 4-4 with a 3.91 ERA in 20 appearances against Boston.

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BOS25-23
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TOR20-28
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  • W: M. Stroman (2-6)L: E. Rodriguez (4-3)
  • HR: BOS - M. Moreland (13), J. Bradley (2), R. Devers (5), TOR - R. Grichuk (8), R. Tellez 2 (8)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Benintendi LF40100111.267.357.424.7811.5
M. Betts RF40000124.289.398.472.8700.0
M. Moreland DH41111126.239.331.587.9186.0
X. Bogaerts SS40000127.278.376.489.8640.0
R. Devers 3B31211100.320.390.472.8628.0
M. Chavis 2B30000112.287.385.574.9590.5
C. Vazquez C40000004.305.352.517.8690.0
J. Bradley CF41211010.157.250.231.4816.5
S. Pearce 1B20100210.141.225.183.4082.5
E. Rodriguez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Thornburg P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Brewer P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Davis CF50100020.111.111.111.2220.0
    V. Guerrero 3B52200013.247.329.438.7683.5
    J. Smoak 1B31000101.214.375.372.7473.0
    R. Tellez DH52252023.248.302.467.76914.0
    R. Grichuk RF42211010.243.301.436.7377.5
    F. Galvis SS22100200.266.303.432.7355.0
    B. McKinney LF31000133.239.285.388.6730.5
    D. Jansen C40110013.183.262.275.5381.5
    B. Drury 2B30230100.209.248.378.6277.0
    M. Stroman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    T. Mayza P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    J. Biagini P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    S. Gaviglio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      BATTING
      • HR - M. Moreland (13), R. Devers (5), J. Bradley (2)
      • RBI - M. Moreland (32), R. Devers (26), J. Bradley (10)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Bradley (4)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Betts, X. Bogaerts 7 (7), C. Vazquez
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Drury (8)
      • HR - R. Tellez 2 (8), R. Grichuk (8)
      • RBI - R. Tellez 5 (24), R. Grichuk (19), D. Jansen (9), B. Drury 3 (14)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Tellez 3 (6), B. Drury 2 (4)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Davis 2 (2), R. Tellez 3 (3), D. Jansen
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Chavis-Pearce)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 3 (Galvis-Drury-Smoak; Drury-Galvis-Smoak; Drury-Galvis-Smoak)
      • E - V. Guerrero (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      E. Rodriguez (L, 4-3)5.06663535.431.46-2.5
      T. Thornburg1.02222307.711.66-1.5
      C. Brewer2.03220205.951.632.0
      PITCHERSIP
      E. Rodriguez (L, 4-3)5.0
      T. Thornburg1.0
      C. Brewer2.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Stroman (W, 2-6)6.05116412.811.3418.0
      T. Mayza0.20001203.481.260.0
      J. Biagini0.21110113.541.08-1.5
      S. Gaviglio1.21111311.950.681.5
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Stroman (W, 2-6)6.0
      T. Mayza0.2
      J. Biagini0.2
      S. Gaviglio1.2
      PITCHING
      • WP - E. Rodriguez (2)
      • HBP - T. Thornburg
      • Pitches-Strikes - E. Rodriguez 95-57, T. Thornburg 40-22, C. Brewer 31-18
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Rodriguez 1-8, C. Brewer 3-1
      • Batters Faced - E. Rodriguez 23, T. Thornburg 8, C. Brewer 9
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Stroman 105-57, T. Mayza 18-10, J. Biagini 12-9, S. Gaviglio 26-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Stroman 9-3, J. Biagini 1-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Stroman 27, T. Mayza 3, J. Biagini 3, S. Gaviglio 7
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      A. Benintendi LF40100111.267.357.424.7811.5
      M. Betts RF40000124.289.398.472.8700.0
      M. Moreland DH41111126.239.331.587.9186.0
      X. Bogaerts SS40000127.278.376.489.8640.0
      R. Devers 3B31211100.320.390.472.8628.0
      M. Chavis 2B30000112.287.385.574.9590.5
      C. Vazquez C40000004.305.352.517.8690.0
      J. Bradley CF41211010.157.250.231.4816.5
      S. Pearce 1B20100210.141.225.183.4082.5
      E. Rodriguez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      T. Thornburg P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      C. Brewer P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        J. Davis CF50100020.111.111.111.2220.0
        V. Guerrero 3B52200013.247.329.438.7683.5
        J. Smoak 1B31000101.214.375.372.7473.0
        R. Tellez DH52252023.248.302.467.76914.0
        R. Grichuk RF42211010.243.301.436.7377.5
        F. Galvis SS22100200.266.303.432.7355.0
        B. McKinney LF31000133.239.285.388.6730.5
        D. Jansen C40110013.183.262.275.5381.5
        B. Drury 2B30230100.209.248.378.6277.0
        M. Stroman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        T. Mayza P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        J. Biagini P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        S. Gaviglio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        Total39101210351217-----
          BATTING
          • HR - M. Moreland (13), R. Devers (5), J. Bradley (2)
          • RBI - M. Moreland (32), R. Devers (26), J. Bradley (10)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Bradley (4)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Betts, X. Bogaerts 7 (7), C. Vazquez
          BATTING
          • 2B - B. Drury (8)
          • HR - R. Tellez 2 (8), R. Grichuk (8)
          • RBI - R. Tellez 5 (24), R. Grichuk (19), D. Jansen (9), B. Drury 3 (14)
          • 2-Out RBI - R. Tellez 3 (6), B. Drury 2 (4)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Davis 2 (2), R. Tellez 3 (3), D. Jansen
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Chavis-Pearce)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 3 (Galvis-Drury-Smoak; Drury-Galvis-Smoak; Drury-Galvis-Smoak)
          • E - V. Guerrero (4)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          E. Rodriguez (L, 4-3)5.06663535.431.46-2.5
          T. Thornburg1.02222307.711.66-1.5
          C. Brewer2.03220205.951.632.0
          Total8.01110105103---
          PITCHERSIP
          E. Rodriguez (L, 4-3)5.0
          T. Thornburg1.0
          C. Brewer2.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Stroman (W, 2-6)6.05116412.811.3418.0
          T. Mayza0.20001203.481.260.0
          J. Biagini0.21110113.541.08-1.5
          S. Gaviglio1.21111311.950.681.5
          Total9.07338103---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Stroman (W, 2-6)6.0
          T. Mayza0.2
          J. Biagini0.2
          S. Gaviglio1.2
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - E. Rodriguez (2)
          • HBP - T. Thornburg
          • Pitches-Strikes - E. Rodriguez 95-57, T. Thornburg 40-22, C. Brewer 31-18
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Rodriguez 1-8, C. Brewer 3-1
          • Batters Faced - E. Rodriguez 23, T. Thornburg 8, C. Brewer 9
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Stroman 105-57, T. Mayza 18-10, J. Biagini 12-9, S. Gaviglio 26-16
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Stroman 9-3, J. Biagini 1-0
          • Batters Faced - M. Stroman 27, T. Mayza 3, J. Biagini 3, S. Gaviglio 7
          • 8TH INNING
            Bradley homered to left310
            Devers homered to right210
          • 7TH INNING
            Drury doubled to left center, Grichuk and Galvis scored110
          • 6TH INNING
            Drury singled to shallow left, McKinney scored, Jansen to second18
            Jansen singled to center, Galvis scored, McKinney to second17
            Moreland homered to left16
          • 5TH INNING
            Tellez homered to right center, Guerrero and Smoak scored06
          • 4TH INNING
            Grichuk homered to left03
            Tellez homered to right, Guerrero scored02
          • 9TH INNING
            • S. Gaviglio Pitching:
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Benintendi flied out to deep center
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Betts struck out swinging
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Moreland walked
            • X. Bogaerts: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • J. Biagini Pitching:
            • R. Devers: Devers homered to right
            • M. Chavis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Chavis struck out swinging
            • Sam Gaviglio relieved Joe Biagini
            • C. Vazquez: Ball, Vazquez lined out to center
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Bradley homered to left
            • S. Pearce: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pearce struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Brewer Pitching:
            • V. Guerrero: Guerrero grounded out to second
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Smoak grounded out to first
            • R. Tellez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Tellez struck out looking
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • J. Bradley: Bradley reached on an infield single to second
            • S. Pearce: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pearce walked, Bradley to second
            • Tim Mayza relieved Marcus Stroman
            • A. Benintendi: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Benintendi walked, Bradley to third, Pearce to second
            • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Betts struck out swinging
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
            • Joe Biagini relieved Tim Mayza
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bogaerts grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Colten Brewer relieved Tyler Thornburg
            • R. Grichuk: Grichuk reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Galvis singled to left, Grichuk to second
            • B. McKinney: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, McKinney struck out looking
            • D. Jansen: Jansen fouled out to first
            • B. Drury: Ball, Drury doubled to left center, Grichuk and Galvis scored
            • J. Davis: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Davis grounded out to third
            • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Ball, Moreland homered to left
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Bogaerts lined out to center
            • R. Devers: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Devers walked
            • M. Chavis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Chavis walked, Devers to second
            • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Vazquez grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Chavis out at second
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Tyler Thornburg relieved Eduardo Rodriguez
            • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Galvis walked
            • B. McKinney: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, McKinney walked, Galvis to second
            • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Jansen singled to center, Galvis scored, McKinney to second
            • B. Drury: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Drury singled to shallow left, McKinney scored, Jansen to second
            • J. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
            • V. Guerrero: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Guerrero struck out on foul tip
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Smoak hit by pitch, Jansen to third, Drury to second
            • R. Tellez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Tellez struck out looking
            • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Bradley grounded out to second
            • S. Pearce: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pearce singled to center
            • A. Benintendi: Benintendi flied out to left
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Betts grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
            • B. Drury: Drury popped out to second
            • J. Davis: Foul, Ball, Davis flied out to shallow right
            • V. Guerrero: Ball, Ball, Foul, Guerrero singled to left
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked, Guerrero to second
            • R. Tellez: Foul, Ball, Guerrero to third, Smoak to second on wild pitch, Foul, Ball, Tellez homered to right center, Guerrero and Smoak scored
            • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Grichuk flied out to center
            • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • R. Devers: Ball, Ball, Ball, Devers grounded out to first
            • M. Chavis: Ball, Foul, Chavis safe at first on 3rd baseman Guerrero fielding error
            • C. Vazquez: Foul, Vazquez grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Chavis out at second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
            • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
            • V. Guerrero: Guerrero singled to shallow right
            • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smoak flied out to deep center
            • R. Tellez: Tellez homered to right, Guerrero scored
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Grichuk homered to left
            • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Galvis walked
            • B. McKinney: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, McKinney struck out looking
            • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Jansen struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
            • S. Pearce: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pearce walked
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Benintendi singled to left, Pearce to second
            • M. Betts: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Betts walked, Pearce to third, Benintendi to second
            • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
            • B. McKinney: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, McKinney struck out swinging
            • D. Jansen: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Jansen flied out to right
            • B. Drury: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Drury walked
            • J. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bogaerts walked
            • R. Devers: Devers singled to shallow center, Bogaerts to second
            • M. Chavis: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Chavis grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Bogaerts to third, Devers out at second
            • C. Vazquez: Strike swinging, Foul, Vazquez grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
            • R. Tellez: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Tellez flied out to deep right
            • R. Grichuk: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Grichuk struck out looking
            • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Galvis grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • A. Benintendi: Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Benintendi struck out looking
            • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Betts popped out to second
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Foul, Moreland grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
            • J. Davis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Davis singled to shallow center
            • V. Guerrero: Strike looking, Foul, Guerrero lined into double play second to first, Davis out at first
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Smoak lined out to right
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)