Porcello stumbles as Red Sox streak ends at 10 – MLB.com

BOSTON — Normally the ultimate innings-eater, Rick Porcello didn’t live up to his reputation on Friday night at Fenway Park, not even when the Red Sox gave him a generous offensive cushion early on.

Porcello was uncharacteristically off during a 13-7 loss to the Blue Jays that snapped Boston’s winning streak at 10 games.

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BOSTON — Normally the ultimate innings-eater, Rick Porcello didn’t live up to his reputation on Friday night at Fenway Park, not even when the Red Sox gave him a generous offensive cushion early on.

Porcello was uncharacteristically off during a 13-7 loss to the Blue Jays that snapped Boston’s winning streak at 10 games.

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“Yeah, he was erratic,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. “It wasn’t a good one. We know it — it’s going to happen. He’s going to have one of those: We turn the page. And he’s going to get his turn the fourth game after the All-Star break. He’ll be OK.”

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Boston did maintain its 3 1/2-game lead in the American League East, thanks to the Yankees losing in Cleveland.

In his shortest start since July 29, 2015, Porcello (11-4) went just two-plus innings, getting tagged for seven hits and eight runs. Normally a control specialist, Porcello walked a season-high four and struck out only two. It was just the fifth time in his last 86 starts Porcello has logged fewer than five innings. His ERA jumped from 3.58 to 4.13.

“Just never got into a groove, walked four guys, can’t expect to have success when you put four guys on base,” Porcello said. “Free passes, and [I] just couldn’t make pitches with those guys on base. I never found it. I don’t

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