The Boston Red Sox will turn back to their old starting outfield group in Saturday's matchup against the Toronto Blue Jays, with Jackie Bradley Jr. taking his spot in center field. "Things are usually going OK and the next thing you know I get two guys on [base], the next guy hits the ball well and it just kinda ruins everything".
The Red Sox made his outing work against Marco Estrada, who still regularly wears the team and player name and number crested bathrobe Price bought for all the Blue Jays soon after his July 30 acquisition from Detroit for left-handers Daniel Norris, Matt Boyd and Jairo Labourt. "I thought he would chase, he obviously didn't and Maile went down and got it". He struck out six batters, walked three and surrendered five knocks.
He has allowed five runs over 12 innings in his past two starts, both of which were six innings. Cleveland's Josh Tomlin leads the American League with 13.
Maile, who almost cost Toronto the game when the Red Sox took the lead on his passed ball and error in the fourth inning, drove in four runs total, including one on a solo shot to tie the game in the seventh.
"It was good to get back out there", Price said.
"My fingernail, the way I throw the curveball, I kind of use the top part of my finger and my fingernail split down the middle and it was like a little sliver that was pulling on the skin", Pomeranz said after the start. "I was hoping (starter Aaron Sanchez) wasn't on the hook for a really unfortunate L right there".
Martinez drove in a first-inning run with a ground-ball out to bring home Mookie Betts. We just couldn't do a whole lot.
"We're not going to go to Craig after back-to-back in NY unless it's a save situation", red Sox manager Alex Cora said.
TORONTO (AP) - David Price didn't show much rust in his return from a sore wrist.
"It's wonderful, he's pretty good", Maile said of Sale. "The more I threw, the better I felt".
Andrew Benintendi drove in two runs and Rafael Devers plated another for the Red Sox (27-12), who climbed back into a tie for first place with the Yankees in the AL East. Craig Kimbrel earned his 11th save.
Justin Smoak hit a solo home run for the Blue Jays, who have lost seven of 10 at home.
Jays third baseman Russell Martin tags out Boston's Christian Vazquez on a steal attempt during the seventh inning.
Kendrys Morales snapped an 0-for-28 slide with a double in the second and came around to score on a single from Maile - his first RBI of the night - to give Toronto a 2-1 lead.
Biagini is 1-3 with a 6.48 ERA in 15 career games (two starts) against the Red Sox.
The weird sensations in his wrist and hands have made it hard for him to spin a breaking ball at times, but he looked confident in the pitch against the Jays.
Price left one batter after Smoak's leadoff shot in the sixth. The 30-year old second baseman is having a solid season with his new team, now hitting.261 with nine home runs and 23 RBI's. But the Blue Jays responded in the bottom of the frame with Donaldson's run-scoring single, plating Teoscar Hernandez from second. He was acquired from Cleveland in a trade last week and started at shortstop.