Blue Jays unable to deliver knockout blow in marathon loss to Red Sox

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By Shi Davidi, Sportsnet.ca, July 19, 2017  

BOSTON – Given that their offence is built around the big blow, the relative infrequency of big blows is among the most troubling Toronto Blue Jays traits of this sideways season. All too often they’ve lacked the pivotal knock that opens up close games, creates margin for error and eases the tension of hitting and pitching in near constant leverage.

The big blow didn’t come once again Tuesday night, when they instead scratched and clawed their way to a pair of leads that didn’t hold up, the second disappearing in part because of a bunt popped over the head of a charging Josh Donaldson, helping end Roberto Osuna’s streak of 22 straight converted save opportunities.

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