The Boston Red Sox Defeat The Toronto Blue Jays, Reach 100 Wins

By: Brad Shepard

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The domination of the Boston Red Sox continues, as they became the first team to reach 100 wins this season, with a shutout victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday.

Star pitcher David Price threw seven shutout innings en route to a 1-0 victory. The Red Sox clinched a playoff birth on Tuesday and are now just seven wins from clinching the American League East division.

The Red Sox have reached 100 wins for the fourth time in the franchise's history. The last time they reached 100 wins was 72 years ago, in 1946. In each of the other three seasons, they reached the World Series - winning twice and losing once. The Red Sox need just six more wins to break the franchise record for most wins in a season.

The game was largely uneventful, with only eight hits and one run between both teams.  The only run scored was in the 5th inning by Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers, on a wild pitch by Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez.