Blue Jays hit 3 home runs off Chris Sale, beat Red Sox 6-3

TORONTO (AP) After his latest rough start, struggling Boston ace Chris Sale said he's never felt more frustrated by his performance.

Danny Jansen and Brandon Drury each hit two-run homers, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. added a solo shot and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Sale and the Red Sox 6-3 on Wednesday night.

All three homers came off Sale (3-8), who lost for the first time in six starts. It's the second time this season Sale has allowed three homers - he also did it in his opening day outing against Seattle on March 28.

''I'm supposed to be a big part of this team, a big part of this pitching staff, and I've probably been the biggest crutch,'' Sale said. ''I know who I am and who I'm supposed to be for this team and I haven't been anything close. I'm 3-8, that's absolutely embarrassing. On a team like this, they need me to be better and I haven't been there for them.

''I'm standing before you as frustrated as I've ever been.''

Sale gave up five runs and a season-high nine hits in 5 2/3 innings. He also allowed five runs in his previous start, June 26 against the White Sox.

''It wasn't good,'' manager Alex Cora said. ''Just a lot of pitches in the zone. I know he's disappointed.''

Sale came in 5-1 with a 1.60 ERA in nine career games in Toronto, but couldn't extend that streak of dominance. Instead, he allowed at least four earned runs for the third time in three meetings with the Blue Jays. He's 0-2 with a 7.98 ERA against Toronto this season, and has allowed 23 hits to Blue Jays batters over 14 2/3 innings.

''I'm not locating fastballs, my changeup is terrible, breaking ball is hit or miss,'' Sale said. ''I just haven't been myself for a while and that's obviously frustrating. It's the same thing over and over.''

Sale isn't expected to pitch again until after the All-Star break, meaning he'll get at least nine days off before facing the Dodgers at Fenway Park.

''Hopefully when he comes back we'll get him back on track,'' Cora said.

Drury went 3 for 4 and came within a triple of the cycle. He singled in the third and doubled in the eighth.

Blue Jays right-hander Jacob Waguespack (1-0) allowed three runs and five hits in five-plus innings for his first career win.

''That's the second time I've seen him pitch in the big leagues and he's been really good,'' manager Charlie Montoyo said.

Waguespack was pressed into action after Wednesday's original scheduled starter, right-hander Sean Reid-Foley, pitched 3 1/3 innings of no-hit relief in Tuesday's 10-6 loss. Instead, Toronto used right-hander David Phelps to open for Waguespack, who was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo to make his second career appearance.

Rafael Devers hit a two-run single off Waguespack in the third, but Gurriel halved the deficit with a two-out homer in the bottom half, his 15th.

Christian Vazquez restored the two-run lead with a solo homer in the fourth, his 13th and third in the past three games.

Jansen tied it with a second-deck drive in the bottom half, his sixth of the year and fourth in six games.

Drury ended Sale's night with a two-out homer in the sixth, his seventh and first since June 5.

Waguespack left after Vazquez singled to begin the seventh. Left-hander Tim Mayza followed and struck out Jackie Bradley Jr. before Chavis doubled. Right-hander Daniel Hudson came on to face pinch-hitter Eduardo Nunez, who flied out. Hudson ended the threat by striking out Mookie Betts.

Hudson worked the eighth and Ken Giles pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his 13th save in 14 opportunities.

Blue Jays shortstop Freddy Galvis went 3 for 3 with a walk, including a double on Sale's first pitch of the game. Galvis padded Toronto's lead with a sacrifice fly off Steven Wright in the eighth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: RHP Marcus Stroman (pectoral cramp) may need an extra day of rest before his next start, or possibly a stint on the injured list. Stroman left Saturday's start against Kansas City in the fifth inning. He's listed as Toronto's starter for Thursday's series finale. ... OF Teoscar Hernandez (right shoulder) sat for the second straight day.

SCORING STREAK

Toronto has scored five or more in five straight games and 13 of the past 14.

YOU'RE A STAR

Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts was one of three injury-replacements named to the AL All-Star team Wednesday. Bogaerts went 0 for 4 with four strikeouts.

NOT CROWDED

Attendance was 16,883, just 542 more than Toronto's Triple-A affiliate, the Buffalo Bisons, drew for their 5-4 home win over Lehigh Valley.

ROSTER REPORT

Blue Jays: Reid-Foley was optioned to Buffalo to make room for Waguespack.

Red Sox: C Oscar Hernandez was assigned to Triple-A Pawtucket.

UP NEXT

Red Sox: RHP Hector Velazquez (1-3, 5.31) will make his eighth start of the season in Thursday's series finale. Velazquez has also made 13 relief appearances.

Blue Jays: If Stroman can't go Thursday, Toronto could promote LHP Thomas Pannone from Triple-A. Pannone has made 23 appearances for the Blue Jays this season, including two starts. He's 2-3 with a 5.91 ERA.

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  • W: J. Waguespack (1-0)L: C. Sale (3-8)S: K. Giles (13)
  • HR: BOS - C. Vazquez (13), TOR - B. Drury (7), D. Jansen (6), L. Gurriel (15)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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R. Devers 3B40120012.328.376.544.9202.5
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J. Martinez DH40100010.296.370.539.9100.5
A. Benintendi LF40000001.266.347.421.7680.0
C. Vazquez C41211010.300.333.515.8486.5
J. Bradley CF40000011.236.333.407.740-0.5
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F. Galvis SS30310100.271.309.459.7686.0
V. Guerrero 3B40000125.248.328.416.7440.0
L. Gurriel LF51111023.311.363.6391.0035.0
C. Biggio 2B30000111.250.370.464.8352.5
R. Grichuk CF40000021.233.291.417.708-1.0
J. Smoak DH21100111.224.360.431.7913.5
D. Jansen C41121002.197.273.328.6017.0
R. Tellez 1B32200100.231.286.449.7366.0
B. Drury RF41321002.214.262.368.62910.0
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    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Betts (18), M. Chavis 2 (8)
    • HR - C. Vazquez (13)
    • RBI - R. Devers 2 (58), C. Vazquez (37)
    • 2-Out RBI - R. Devers 2 (23), C. Vazquez (24)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Betts 2 (2), R. Devers, X. Bogaerts, A. Benintendi
    BATTING
    • 2B - F. Galvis (17), R. Tellez (12), B. Drury (13)
    • HR - L. Gurriel (15), D. Jansen (6), B. Drury (7)
    • SF - F. Galvis
    • RBI - F. Galvis (42), L. Gurriel (35), D. Jansen 2 (24), B. Drury 2 (21)
    • 2-Out RBI - L. Gurriel (7), B. Drury 2 (8)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - V. Guerrero 3 (3), L. Gurriel 2 (2), C. Biggio, J. Smoak, B. Drury 2 (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - C. Biggio (5)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Sale-Holt-Chavis; Devers-Holt-Chavis)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Tellez-Galvis)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Sale (L, 3-8)5.29552534.041.07-3.5
    M. Walden1.11001203.381.132.0
    S. Wright1.01112105.402.00-0.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Sale (L, 3-8)5.2
    M. Walden1.1
    S. Wright1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Phelps1.00001103.121.382.5
    J. Waguespack (W, 1-0)5.06330415.001.1115.0
    T. Mayza (H, 10)0.11000104.451.38-0.5
    D. Hudson (H, 7)1.21000202.791.243.0
    K. Giles (S, 13)1.00000101.200.9710.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Phelps1.0
    J. Waguespack (W, 1-0)5.0
    T. Mayza (H, 10)0.1
    D. Hudson (H, 7)1.2
    K. Giles (S, 13)1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - C. Sale (11)
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sale 104-69, M. Walden 24-15, S. Wright 21-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sale 7-3, M. Walden 2-0, S. Wright 1-1
    • Batters Faced - C. Sale 27, M. Walden 6, S. Wright 6
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Phelps 13-8, J. Waguespack 75-56, T. Mayza 5-4, D. Hudson 22-16, K. Giles 10-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Phelps 1-0, J. Waguespack 7-4, K. Giles 1-1
    • Batters Faced - D. Phelps 3, J. Waguespack 21, T. Mayza 2, D. Hudson 6, K. Giles 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    M. Betts RF31100114.265.388.457.8453.5
    R. Devers 3B40120012.328.376.544.9202.5
    X. Bogaerts SS40000041.297.388.534.922-2.0
    J. Martinez DH40100010.296.370.539.9100.5
    A. Benintendi LF40000001.266.347.421.7680.0
    C. Vazquez C41211010.300.333.515.8486.5
    J. Bradley CF40000011.236.333.407.740-0.5
    M. Chavis 1B40200000.265.336.470.8064.0
    B. Holt 2B21100000.309.367.402.7692.0
    a- E. Nunez PH-2B10000002.234.250.318.5680.0
    C. Sale P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    M. Walden P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    S. Wright P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    • a-flied out for Holt in the 7th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Galvis SS30310100.271.309.459.7686.0
    V. Guerrero 3B40000125.248.328.416.7440.0
    L. Gurriel LF51111023.311.363.6391.0035.0
    C. Biggio 2B30000111.250.370.464.8352.5
    R. Grichuk CF40000021.233.291.417.708-1.0
    J. Smoak DH21100111.224.360.431.7913.5
    D. Jansen C41121002.197.273.328.6017.0
    R. Tellez 1B32200100.231.286.449.7366.0
    B. Drury RF41321002.214.262.368.62910.0
    D. Phelps P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    J. Waguespack P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    T. Mayza P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    D. Hudson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    K. Giles P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Betts (18), M. Chavis 2 (8)
      • HR - C. Vazquez (13)
      • RBI - R. Devers 2 (58), C. Vazquez (37)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Devers 2 (23), C. Vazquez (24)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Betts 2 (2), R. Devers, X. Bogaerts, A. Benintendi
      BATTING
      • 2B - F. Galvis (17), R. Tellez (12), B. Drury (13)
      • HR - L. Gurriel (15), D. Jansen (6), B. Drury (7)
      • SF - F. Galvis
      • RBI - F. Galvis (42), L. Gurriel (35), D. Jansen 2 (24), B. Drury 2 (21)
      • 2-Out RBI - L. Gurriel (7), B. Drury 2 (8)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - V. Guerrero 3 (3), L. Gurriel 2 (2), C. Biggio, J. Smoak, B. Drury 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - C. Biggio (5)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Sale-Holt-Chavis; Devers-Holt-Chavis)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Tellez-Galvis)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Sale (L, 3-8)5.29552534.041.07-3.5
      M. Walden1.11001203.381.132.0
      S. Wright1.01112105.402.00-0.5
      Total8.01166583---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Sale (L, 3-8)5.2
      M. Walden1.1
      S. Wright1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Phelps1.00001103.121.382.5
      J. Waguespack (W, 1-0)5.06330415.001.1115.0
      T. Mayza (H, 10)0.11000104.451.38-0.5
      D. Hudson (H, 7)1.21000202.791.243.0
      K. Giles (S, 13)1.00000101.200.9710.5
      Total9.0833191---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Phelps1.0
      J. Waguespack (W, 1-0)5.0
      T. Mayza (H, 10)0.1
      D. Hudson (H, 7)1.2
      K. Giles (S, 13)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - C. Sale (11)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sale 104-69, M. Walden 24-15, S. Wright 21-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sale 7-3, M. Walden 2-0, S. Wright 1-1
      • Batters Faced - C. Sale 27, M. Walden 6, S. Wright 6
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Phelps 13-8, J. Waguespack 75-56, T. Mayza 5-4, D. Hudson 22-16, K. Giles 10-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Phelps 1-0, J. Waguespack 7-4, K. Giles 1-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Phelps 3, J. Waguespack 21, T. Mayza 2, D. Hudson 6, K. Giles 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Galvis hit sacrifice fly to left, Tellez scored36
      • 6TH INNING
        Drury homered to center, Tellez scored35
      • 4TH INNING
        Jansen homered to left center, Smoak scored33
        Vazquez homered to center31
      • 3RD INNING
        Gurriel homered to center21
        Devers singled to left center, Holt and Betts scored, Devers to second20
      • 9TH INNING
        • Ken Giles relieved Daniel Hudson
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Vazquez struck out swinging
        • J. Bradley: Bradley grounded out to first
        • M. Chavis: Strike swinging, Chavis flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • D. Hudson Pitching:
        • R. Devers: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Devers flied out to center
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
        • J. Martinez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Martinez reached on an infield single to third
        • A. Benintendi: Foul, Ball, Benintendi flied out to right
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Steven Wright relieved Marcus Walden
        • D. Jansen: Jansen grounded out to third
        • R. Tellez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Tellez walked
        • B. Drury: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Drury doubled to deep left, Tellez to third
        • F. Galvis: Strike swinging, Galvis hit sacrifice fly to left, Tellez scored
        • V. Guerrero: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Guerrero walked
        • L. Gurriel: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Gurriel struck out looking
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • J. Waguespack Pitching:
        • C. Vazquez: Foul, Strike swinging, Vazquez singled to right
        • Tim Mayza relieved Jacob Waguespack
        • J. Bradley: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
        • M. Chavis: Chavis doubled to right, Vazquez to third
        • Eduardo Nunez hit for Brock Holt
        • Daniel Hudson relieved Tim Mayza
        • E. Nunez: Ball, Nunez flied out to shallow left
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Betts struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Walden Pitching:
        • L. Gurriel: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Gurriel grounded out to second
        • C. Biggio: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Biggio walked
        • R. Grichuk: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Biggio stole second, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Waguespack Pitching:
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
        • J. Martinez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Martinez grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Benintendi grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Sale Pitching:
        • J. Smoak: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Smoak hit by pitch
        • D. Jansen: Jansen grounded into double play third to second to first, Smoak out at second
        • R. Tellez: Ball, Strike looking, Tellez singled to shallow right center
        • B. Drury: Strike swinging, Ball, Drury homered to center, Tellez scored
        • Marcus Walden relieved Chris Sale
        • F. Galvis: Galvis singled to center
        • V. Guerrero: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Guerrero grounded out to third
        • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Waguespack Pitching:
        • M. Chavis: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Chavis grounded out to third
        • B. Holt: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Holt grounded out to third
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Betts doubled to deep right center
        • R. Devers: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Devers struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Sale Pitching:
        • L. Gurriel: Strike swinging, Gurriel grounded out to pitcher
        • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Biggio grounded out to first
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Grichuk grounded out to third
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Waguespack Pitching:
        • J. Martinez: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Martinez flied out to deep right
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Benintendi flied out to right
        • C. Vazquez: Vazquez homered to center
        • J. Bradley: Bradley fouled out to first
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Sale Pitching:
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked
        • D. Jansen: Jansen homered to left center, Smoak scored
        • R. Tellez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Tellez lined out to right
        • B. Drury: Strike looking, Foul, Drury singled to center
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Galvis walked, Drury to second
        • V. Guerrero: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Guerrero struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Waguespack Pitching:
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Bradley grounded out to second
        • M. Chavis: Ball, Foul, Chavis doubled to left
        • B. Holt: Ball, Strike swinging, Holt singled to left, Chavis to third
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Betts reached on fielder's choice to third, Chavis out at home, Holt to third, Betts to second
        • R. Devers: Devers singled to left center, Holt and Betts scored, Devers to second
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Sale Pitching:
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Galvis singled to center
        • V. Guerrero: Ball, Ball, Foul, Guerrero grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Galvis out at second
        • L. Gurriel: Ball, Gurriel homered to center
        • C. Biggio: Biggio grounded out to first
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • Jacob Waguespack relieved David Phelps
        • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Strike looking, Benintendi grounded out to pitcher
        • C. Vazquez: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Vazquez flied out to right
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Sale Pitching:
        • R. Grichuk: Foul, Ball, Grichuk grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Smoak singled to left
        • D. Jansen: Jansen fouled out to third
        • R. Tellez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Tellez doubled to deep left, Smoak to third
        • B. Drury: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Drury lined out to right
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. Phelps Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Betts walked
        • R. Devers: Strike swinging, Devers grounded into double play shortstop to first, Betts out at second
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Bogaerts struck out looking
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Sale Pitching:
        • F. Galvis: Galvis doubled to deep left
        • V. Guerrero: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Guerrero struck out swinging
        • L. Gurriel: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gurriel struck out swinging
        • C. Biggio: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Biggio struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)