Blue Jays beat Red Sox 5-1 in 10 innings
BOSTON – Troy Tulowitzki singled in the go-ahead run off Alexi Ogando to trigger a four-run 10th inning that lifted the AL East-leading Toronto Blue Jays to a 5-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.
With the win, Toronto increased its lead in the East to 1 1-2 games over the New York Yankees, who lost 2-1 to Baltimore. The Blue Jays won for the 13th time in 17 games.
Travis Shaw homered for Boston, which had its four-game winning streak stopped.
Josh Donaldson led off the 10th with a triple against Ogando (2-1), a towering fly ball that appeared to hit the top corner of the Green Monster and bounced back.
After a review upheld the call of the ball not crossing the red line at the top for a homer, the crew reviewed and confirmed Donaldson was safe at third.
Tulowitzki singled past third baseman Pablo Sandoval. Chris Colabello followed with an RBI single, Ogando balked in the next run and Kevin Pillar had a sacrifice fly.
Aaron Sanchez (7-5) worked one inning for the win.
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia returned after missing seven weeks with a strained right hamstring. He went 1 for 4 with a double.
Toronto starter R.A. Dickey gave up one run and four hits in six innings. He was 0-3 with a 5.76 ERA in four starts against Boston this season.
Boston’s Henry Owens struggled with his control, but held the Blue Jays to one run and three hits in 5 1-3 innings. He walked four, hit two batters and had a balk.
The Blue Jays moved ahead without a hit in the first inning. Ben Revere was hit on the right hand with the game’s second pitch, advance on a wild pitch and a double steal before scoring on Edwin Encarnacion’s ground out.
Blue Jays: RHP Marcus Stroman will make his first start of the season Saturday against New York at Yankee Stadium. He underwent surgery in March after tearing the ACL in his left knee. . LHP Mark Buehrle is getting a cortisone shot in his pitching shoulder.
Red Sox: Interim manager Torey Lovullo said RHP Steven Wright may not pitch again this season due to the time he’s lost recovering from a concussion.
Pillar’s bat slipped out of his hands, went flying into the stands about 10 rows behind the Blue Jays’ on-deck circle and was caught by a fan.
Blue Jays: RHP Drew Hutchison (13-3) looks to rebound from a rough outing in the series finale Wednesday. He gave up six runs in five innings of a loss against Baltimore after winning his previous four starts.
Red Sox: RHP Joe Kelly (9-6) tries to win his eighth straight start. If successful, it would be the club’s longest since Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez won nine in a row in 1999.
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