Monday's MLB schedule included the American League East division leaders as they hosted the Toronto Blue Jays. The Boston Red Sox were unable to stage a comeback in the latest home game, as Toronto held on for a 6-4 win. Josh Donaldson was instrumental in the win as he tallied three RBIs in the box score. Here's the latest game recap for the Blue Jays vs. Red Sox complete with top performers, game stats, team records, and next scheduled games.

MLB game recap

In just the first inning, the Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson connected on a Drew Pomeranz pitch for a 425-foot solo home run. That gave Donaldson his 31st homer of the season and put the Jays up 1-0.

The Red Sox would respond in the bottom of the inning as Betts grounded out but Xander Bogaerts scored. Hanley Ramirez also grounded out, but scored Nunez, giving the Sox a 2-1 lead.

In the top of the second, Toronto exploded for four runs. Hernandez smacked a double to left field to score Barney and Ryan Goins. Donaldson delivered two more RBIs when he hit a double to deep center, scoring Luke Maile and Teoscar Hernandez. That gave Toronto the lead for good as they went up 5-2. Boston would try to rally, scoring runs in the fifth and eighth. That included a Solo Home Run from rookie Andrew Benintendi. However, the Jays received another home run from Goins in the top of the ninth, to give a two-run cushion and the eventual 6-4 win.

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Josh Donaldson was the among the top performers for Toronto as he went 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Hernandez also stepped up with a 1-for-4 performance that led to two RBIs, while Goins had the only other run which provided that cushion the Blue Jays needed. For the Red Sox, Mookie Betts was 2-for-3 with two RBIs to lead the Sox in the losing effort.

Brett Anderson picked up the win today for the Blue Jays to go to 2-2 on the season. He worked five innings striking out three batters. Drew Pomeranz (16-6) received the loss after just two innings pitched, while Roberto Osuna recorded his 38th save of the season.

Standings and what's next

The Toronto Blue Jays are now 74-83 for their season with a 32-44 mark away from home. They'll take on the Red Sox again on Tuesday with game time scheduled for 7:10 p.m. Eastern Time and J.A. Happ on the mound.

The Boston Red Sox aren't hurt too bad by the loss as they're already in the MLB Playoffs and leading the Yankees to the division. Boston is now 91-65 overall and 46-29 at Fenway Park. For Tuesday's next home game against Toronto, the Red Sox will send Chris Sale out for the pitching start.