TORONTO – Catcher Danny Jansen and outfielder Teoscar Hernandez moved into a three-way carousel on Saturday as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 10-0.
The score comes a day after a 9-0 victory by the Jays.
Jansen hit a single, double and homer, driving in five runs, while Hernandez hit a single, two doubles and a homer.
Toronto looks set to finish first ahead of Tampa Bay and Seattle in the playoff trio without a division title in America. Manager John Schneider has indicated that Alek Manoah will be the club’s starting pitcher for the playoffs.
Vladimir Guerrero had a two-run double, while Bo Bichette continued to excel with four more hits.
Ross Stripling (10-4) gave up just four hits in six innings, striking out three batters.
Called up to replace Bo Bichette in the 7th inning, Quebec’s Otto Lopez scored his first big hit in the win.
Anthony Bass, David Phelps, Ontarian Jordan Romano and Adam Cimber completed the job.
Brayan Bello (2-8) gave up four runs and 10 hits in four innings.
Jansen made it 6-0 with his 15th home run of the season in the fifth.
The game drew a sellout crowd of 44,612 to the Rogers Centre.
Sunday’s starting pitchers will be Michael Wacha and Kevin Gausman.