BOSTON -- Lourdes Gurriel Jr. came strolling out of Toronto's clubhouse to an interview area wearing a wrestling-belt lookalike with a big smile on his face.
The Blue Jays give one to their position player of the game and another to their pitcher to wear. It's easy to figure out who had the other one when they made their way out of town.
"We do one for a pitcher and another for a hitter," said Stroman, wearing his while chatting with Blue Jays fans before he walked to the team bus.
Stroman showed his own joy earlier when he fanned Eduardo Nunez, the final batter he faced.
"To limit that team to no runs over six is huge," Stroman said. "It's hard to do. I was really locked in all game. That's just me showing emotion, passion for the game."
The Red Sox had won eight of nine after taking the series opener Friday on Christian Vazquez's two-run, walk-off homer.
Stroman (5-9) held the Red Sox to five singles -- three coming consecutively in the second inning when Gurriel made his throw from left field -- and struck out six while walking one. It's the fifth time in his last eight starts that he's held an opponent to no more than one earned run.
"That was the best part definitely of the day over the hitting," Gurriel said through a translator. "It was really emotional. I was so happy to get that guy at home plate."
Rick Porcello (5-7) gave up five runs on eight hits over six innings.
The Blue Jays scored single runs in the second and third before adding three more in the sixth for a 5-0 lead.
"Put ourselves in a tough hole especially when Stroman was throwing the ball so well and runs and hits were hard to come by," Porcello said of the sixth.
Unlike the first two games of the series when each team blew a big lead late, Stroman and three relievers made this one stand.
On Friday, the Red Sox trailed 5-1 in the seventh. Toronto fell behind 6-0 and trailed 6-1 in the seventh Saturday before coming back against Boston's beleaguered bullpen.
"We stole one on Friday, we had a lead on Saturday, and they stole the game, and today we didn't show up," Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. "It's disappointing."
With Toronto leading 2-0, Porcello balked home a run before Jansen lined his bases-loaded single to left-center.
FLYING BROKEN BAT
A young boy seated about 15 rows behind Toronto's on-deck circle was grazed by a piece of Drury's bat that broke on his RBI single, sending the barrel flying over the protect netting. The boy was immediately visited by an EMT, and the Red Sox said he received medical attention and stayed.
LIKES SEEING THEM
Tellez went 2 for 3 with a double, single and intentional walk. In seven games against the Red Sox this season, he's batting .423 (11 for 26) with five homers and nine RBI.
"He's been killing us," Cora said before the game.
Barring Boston's game being postponed Monday, knuckleballer Steven Wright is eligible to return Tuesday after serving his 80-game suspension for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.
Red Sox: INF Holt came out with left hamstring tightness. He had been the club's hottest hitter since coming off the injured list May 27, batting .357 entering Sunday. "I'm hoping this won't more than a day or so," he said. . Cora said he expects to have 3B Rafael Devers (right hamstring tightness) back in the lineup on Monday. He hasn't started in three straight games, pinch-hitting twice. .. 1B Steve Pearce (lower back strain) was slated to have another rehab game with Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday, and Cora said they'd decide in the next few days when he'd return.
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