A.J. Pierzynski #40 of the Boston Red Sox hits a grand slam home run in the third inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 26, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

By the time Boston Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz left the mound in the 1st inning trailing 3-0, there were calls for his head on a platter. No one, though, was paying attention to the fact that Toronto Blue Jays starter Brandon Morrow was having trouble finding the strike zone.

The Red Sox offense wasn’t able to take advantage of two walks in the first two innings but they made the Jays pay in the 3rd inning.

The Red Sox would get six in the inning and then held on for a 7-6 win over the Jays at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Saturday afternoon.

After Morrow walked the bases loaded and allowed a run to score, Chad Jenkins took over and on his second pitch A.J. Pierzynski took out out of the park for a grand slam. Will Middlebrooks followed with a solo home run of his own.

Buchholz settled down and went seven innings, allowing the three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three.

Grady Sizemore added a hit and two RBIs while David Ortiz was walked three times. Sizemore had two walks.

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