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Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 4: E-Rod’s filthy, J.D. Martinez hits number 18 as Sox hold on for sweep

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Craig Kimbrel nailed down another wobbly ninth inning for the team’s third straight win.

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox
He hit it VERY FAR.
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Let the Twitter recap begin! First, as we said before the game, strange things were afoot:

And then E-Rod pitched so well it made my brain hurt, and we were off:

It’s true. He did. Then this happened:

Then JBJ grounded out, and we moved to the sixth with E-Rod at 61 pitches and having allowed 1 hit and walking none. Then E-Rod struck out a guy:

Butts. Life continued, as weird as promised:

He’s not wrong. J.D. Martinez murdered it. Sam Gaviglio seemed due for it, to be honest, which is what made the Xander Bogaerts bunt so weird. I went downstairs to get iced coffee and it was a commercial, so I figured the Sox went pretty quickly after that. Eddie got two outs and walked one in the seventh, and then:

THANK YOU MATT BARNES INDEED. Seunghwan Oh walked Brock Holt and struck out Blake Swihart and Christian Vazquez, and then:

But Andrew Benintendi flew out to end the inning, and Matt Barnes was back out.

The Sox then tweeted this, which is weird:

The bottom of the eighth felt like an eternity, as Blue Jays relievers blew it every which way.

Thus bringing us to the glorious ninth, with Brian Johnson the mound. Things started so nicely:

But got bad fast:

This happened on a 2-2 count:

That’s bad!

And finally!:

They’re off to Houston. I’m going outside, happy.

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