TORONTO — When his first pitch of the day was driven to the edge of the warning track, Chris Sale was concerned he might be in for a long afternoon.
Turns out he had nothing to worry about.
Sale struck out 13 over eight shutout innings, Mookie Betts hit a three-run double in the 10th and Boston beat the struggling Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 on Thursday.
"Powerful, a lot of strikes," Boston manager John Farrell said. "All three pitches working. He had such good swing and miss to his fastball up and away."
At 3-12, Toronto is off to the worst start in team history.
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