Blue Jays break out offensively for series win in Boston
By MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency
|Jays batter Jose Bautista watches his two-run home run against the Red Sox during sixth inning action at Fenway Park in Boston, Sunday, May 12, 2013. (Brian Snyder/Reuters)
BOSTON - It was long ball day on Mother's Day for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Putting the boots to a Boston squad that has been slumping of late, the Jays counted five home runs in routing the Red Sox 12-4 Sunday afternoon to finish the road trip with a 4-3 record.
Leading the long ball parade was Jose Bautista, who hit a pair and knocked in three RBIs. It was the 18th multi-homer game of his career but his first of the season.
Also hitting homers for the Jays were Edwin Encarnacion, Emilio Bonifacio and Brett Lawrie.
Hey, chicks and moms both dig the long ball.
It proved to be a banner day for Chad Jenkins as well as the 25-year-old right-hander collected the win and allowed two runs on seven hits over five-plus innings in making the emergency start.
With the victory, the Jays were able to notch just their second series win of the season.