BOSTON – Melky Cabrera homered from both sides of the plate and drove in five runs, R.A. Dickey pithed three-hit ball for seven innings and the Toronto Blue Jays romped past the Boston Red Sox 14-1 on Monday night.
The Blue Jays won for the sixth time in seven games while the Red Sox lost one day after stopping a five-game slide that began in Toronto with three losses.
Cabrera homered into Boston’s bullpen in right field after Jose Reyes led off the game with a walk. Cabrera made it 9-0 in a nine-run sixth with a three-run homer to left, his 14th of the season.
Ryan Goins had four hits and four RBIs for Toronto.
Dickey (9-10) had a season-high 10 strikeouts, allowed a run and walked one as he won for the third time in 10 starts. But against the Red Sox he’s 3-0 with 21 strikeouts and two walks this season.
Clay Buchholz (5-7) left the game after allowing the first three batters to reach in the sixth with one run scoring on a double by Goins. Felix Doubront came in and faced 10 batters, allowing six runs, six hits and two walks. He got his only outs on a sacrifice fly and a forceout.
Everyone in the Blue Jays’ lineup except Reyes scored in the sixth, and Munenori Kawasaki scored twice. Toronto’s 14 runs matched its season-high against Cincinnati on June 20.
Goins had given the Blue Jays a 4-0 lead with a two-run double in the fourth.
Dickey retired the first six batters and struck out at least one in each of his seven innings. He allowed a double in the third to Stephen Drew, an infield single in the fifth to Shane Victorino and an RBI single in the sixth by David Ortiz that made it 13-1.
© The Associated Press, 2014