Mitch Moreland had a good game Friday night. A really good game.
Along with a defensive effort at first base that offered the impression that no Blue Jays grounder to the right side of the infield was going to find its way through, Moreland blasted his fourth homer of the season, clearing the fence in right field. The two-run blast gave the Red Sox a lead they would never relinquish on the way to a 5-3 win over Toronto at Fenway Park.
After the game, Moreland revealed he had a little extra motivation.
Moreland is now hitting .292 with a 1.153 OPS, having gone 1-for-3 under the watchful eye of Cole, Dylan, Brooks and Dustin Pedroia.
"I’m just trying to go up there, get a good pitch and put a good swing on it," he said. "Right now I’m happy with those results, but just trying to stay and keep it simple, stay within my gameplan, and like I said, put a good swing on a good pitch."