The win for the Red Sox was their 80th of the season, as they maintained their nine-game lead on the New York Yankees in the AL East. Ken Giles surrendered the shot to Moreland after giving up a triple to Mookie Betts and a walk to Andrew Benintendi. The former Astros closer fell to 0-3 on the season, as the Red Sox recorded their fifth straight win.
Boston's rally in extras overcame Craig Kimbrel's blown save in the ninth, as he gave up a solo shot to Justin Smoak to tie the game and force extras. He did stay in the game long enough to earn his third win of the season, although, this came after his second blown save in his past four outings.
Some more of the bright side for the Red Sox was J.D. Martinez extending his major league lead in home runs with his 34th in the eighth inning. This was a three-run home run, as he finished the night 3-for-5 with four RBI. The Red Sox scored four times in that inning to overcome what was a 3-1 deficit. They were able to get to the Blue Jays' bullpen after recording just two hits over seven innings against their starter, Marcus Stroman.
Devon Travis and Kevin Pillar each had two-run home runs for the Blue Jays, who have dropped 11 of their past 14 contests against Boston. They will host them for game 2 of the series on Wednesday night.