Mitch Moreland didn't seem to mind.
Boston now has 80 wins on the year, seven more than any other team in Major League Baseball.
Giles (0-3) gave up five runs on four hits, including both home runs, and saw his ERA balloon to 6.21. "I got a fastball that kind of split the plate in half and that was it". Then, three batters later, Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run homer which stretched the lead to five.
Boston scored an unearned run in the fourth. Kimbrel stuck out the side otherwise. Estrada allowed one run in seven innings against Seattle in his previous outing, snapping a four-start winless streak.
The Red Sox and Blue Jays saw their bullpens get knocked around Tuesday night, but the Red Sox ultimately muscled their way to a 10-7 extra-inning win over Toronto. What matters more, however, is that they look to be hitting their stride and playing their best baseball at just the right time. Martinez finished 3 for 5 with four RBIs.
"We always feel we're one swing away from getting back into games", he said. Martinez followed with a three-run homer to give Boston a 5-3 lead.
Luke Maile hit an RBI double to cut Boston's lead to 5-4 in the bottom of the eighth and Smoak hit a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game 5-5.
Boston starter Drew Pomeranz allowed two runs, four hits and five walks in 4 2/3 innings.
"He was tough today", Cora said of Stroman. "His ball was all over the place".
Stroman came out to warm up for the eighth but didn't throw a pitch, leaving with trainer Nikki Huffman after she visited the mound to examine a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand.
CBS Sports say Remy was given a clean bill of health earlier this year, and signed a multi-year extension with NESN.
Down 3-1, the Red Sox loaded the bases in the eighth with one out.
The Blue Jays opened the scoring on a two-run homer by Devon Travis in the third inning.
Rookie third baseman Miguel Andujar was relegated to designated hitter duty last night, following his two-error game in the finale of the Red Sox series, but he made up for it by homering and singling in the winning run in the top of the 13th.
Sale has a 2.04 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, and 11-4 record while striking out 207 and walking just 33 in 141 innings pitched (22 starts) this season. 3B Rafael Devers (strained left hamstring) is expected to be activated off the disabled list Wednesday, the first day he is eligible.
Sale was surprisingly placed on the 10-day disabled list July 31.