Surging Red Sox embarrass Blue Jays 14-1

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz follows through as he hits a two-run home run in the...

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz follows through as he hits a two-run home run in the fourth inning against Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Jul 21, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, CAN. (Dan Hamilton/USA TODAY Sports)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:18 PM ET

It turns out the soft part of the Blue Jays scheduled ended when the Texas Rangers left town.

Enter the rapidly improving Boston Red Sox.

The BoSox may have started the night in a last-place tie with Tampa Bay but against the Jays it was like taking candy from a baby as they battered the home side 14-1 in a game that was over by the third inning.

The Red Sox have won five in a row and eight of its last nine and now sit just 3 1/2 games back of the fading Jays.

Drew Hutchison started for the Jays but didn’t make it through the third inning as he lost for the fifth time in his past six starts.

Boston showed no mercy in the first of the four-game set as they raked Toronto pitching for 18 hits.

Hutchison opened up on an aggressive note as he struck out Brock Holt on three pitches and sailed through the first retiring the side on 10 pitches, nine of them strikes.


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