Ramirez homers in 15th after 1 am, Red Sox exist Jays 5-4

Hanley Ramirez finally finished another prolonged night for a Boston Red Sox, and his teammates found usually adequate appetite to applaud his walk-off shot.

Ramirez strike a expostulate out of Fenway Park in a 15th inning, giving a Red Sox a 5-4 win over a Toronto Blue Jays in a rain-delayed diversion that finished during 1:09 a.m. Wednesday.

“This was a dirty win and a really critical win,” Boston manager John Farrell said.

It was also an burdensome one. After a start was pushed behind an hour Tuesday night given of thunderstorms, a Blue Jays and Red Sox played for 4 hours and 59 minutes. The Red Sox rallied from a 3-1 necessity to tie it in a seventh, and came behind again after Toronto regained a lead with one run in a 11th.

The 4-all tie lasted until Ramirez gathering a initial representation of a bottom of a 15th high into a Boston night — or morning — and trotted around a bases for a resigned jubilee with his sap teammates during home plate.

The Red Sox haven’t gotten a lot of rest lately. They mislaid in 16 innings to a Yankees on Saturday, afterwards separate a day-night doubleheader with New York on Sunday. Boston mislaid to Toronto 4-3 on Monday night — despite in usually 9 innings.

“There’s a lot of fee and it’s not usually a array of innings pitched. It’s a hours on a feet by each man that’s manning his position,” Farrell said. “They’ve finished an superb pursuit to go by this widen of 4 days we’ve usually come through.”

A few hundred fans stayed until a end, including a plain fortuitous of Blue Jays’ supporters. Sometime around a second seventh-inning widen in a center of a 14th, a hostile sides assimilated together in an anti-Yankees chant.

“It’s fun to be partial of games like that. Extra innings isn’t a fun part, though a approach a diversion played out where both teams could have scored and both teams had their chances, that done a diversion fun,” pronounced Mookie Betts, who strike an RBI singular with dual outs in a 11th to keep a diversion going.

Hector Velazquez (2-1), Boston’s fifth pitcher, got a win. Mike Bolsinger (0-3) pitched 3 shutout innings before Ramirez strike his usually representation of a 15th out for his 15th homer of a season.

“It’s improved that we got a W. It’s value it,” Ramirez said. “We came from behind a integrate of times. That’s a good win.”

Dustin Pedroia strike a solo homer in a sixth for Boston and a restraining double in a seventh. Chris Young also homered for Boston.

Justin Smoak, Kendrys Morales and Troy Tulowitzki gathering in one run every with uninterrupted hits during Toronto’s three-run fifth inning, that gave a Blue Jays a 3-1 lead. Ryan Goins put Toronto forward 4-3 with a scapegoat fly in a 11th.

“Tough one to lose, though they battled,” Toronto manager John Gibbons said. “We had a integrate of opportunities. We couldn’t capitalize, generally early in a game.”

Boston rookie Brian Johnson, called adult progressing Tuesday from Triple-A Pawtucket, remained dominant interjection to a late rally. Johnson authorised 3 runs, all earned, and 8 hits over 6 innings with 3 walks and 4 strikeouts.

J.A. Happ pitched five-plus innings for Toronto, permitting dual runs and 8 hits before removing pulled in a sixth.


Pedroia followed adult his purchase hits with one of a defensive plays of a diversion in a eighth. After Toronto non-stop a inning with back-to-back singles, a Red Sox star second baseman scooped adult a grounder, ran down Steve Pearce to tab him and done a discerning chuck to initial to modify a double play.

Ramirez, who played initial bottom for usually a third time this season, was happy to share some of a credit in a locker room.

“Pedey can do it all. That’s given he is who he is,” Ramirez said. “It’s unbelievable, though a biggest thing is heart. He’s a great, good teammate, a good person, a good guy.”


Gibbons pronounced a Blue Jays’ bullpen was a small kick adult after it was all over, though credited Bolsinger for pitching 3 clever innings when Toronto indispensable someone to stay out there.

Bolsinger pronounced other than a curveball Ramirez seemed to be awaiting in a 15th, he was gratified with his performance.

“I know my purpose is to save a bullpen,” Bolsinger said. “I suffer it.”


Blue Jays: RHP Francisco Liriano (neck stiffness/pain) threw on a margin and could start a array culmination Thursday afternoon, depending on how he feels. He left in a third inning Saturday given his neck was bothering him.

Red Sox: SS Xander Bogaerts was a late blemish from a starting lineup and had an MRI on his right hand, that has been bothering him given removing strike by a representation Jul 6 opposite Tampa Bay. Bogaerts came off a dais as a pinch-runner in a 11th.


Blue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez (1-2, 3.94) has won his final 4 starts opposite a Red Sox.

Red Sox: LHP Drew Pomeranz (9-4, 3.75) has won 3 of his final 4 starts, removing a no-decision his final time out Friday opposite a New York Yankees.

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