Fister’s 9 Strikeouts Helps Red Sox to 6-1 Win Over Blue Jays

Thursday, September 07, 2017
GoLocalWorcester Sports Team

Doug Fister
Boston Red Sox pitcher Doug Fister struck out nine while only giving up four hits as the Red Sox cruised past the Blue Jays 6-1 on Wednesday night at Fenway Park.

Foster improves to 3-1 in his last four starts and 5-7 on the season.

"To say that when we got him from the Angels that he would be running a streak of starts consecutively like he is, no - he's surpassed the initial expectation. He's doing a great job,” said Red Sox manager John Farrell after the game.

The Red Sox picked Fister up off of waivers in June after he opted out of his Triple-A contract with the Angels.

Boston improves to 79-61 on the season. The Red Sox now have a four game lead over the Yankees in the AL East.

Red Sox Break Game Open

With the game tied at 1 in the bottom of the fourth, Xander Bogaerts lined and opposite field RBI triple and then scored on a single by Rafael Devers to give the Red Sox a 4-1 lead.

Jackie Bradley Jr. then hit a home run into the Red Sox bullpen to make it 5-1.

The Red Sox would add another run in the 6th and cruise to the 6-1 win.

Next up

The Red Sox have an off day on Thursday, before starting a series against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday at Fenway Park.

Friday’s pitching matchup is Boston’s Drew Pomeranz against Toronto’s Chris Archer.

First pitch is set for 7 p.m.

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