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Blue Jays move up in wild-card race with 4-3 win over Red Sox

Fans cheer as Toronto Blue Jays' J.A. Happ leaves the field after being relieved during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer

BOSTON – Ezequiel Carrera hit a ninth-inning sacrifice fly to give Toronto the lead after the Red Sox tied it in the eighth on a balk, and the Blue Jays beat Boston 4-3 on Saturday night to move into a tie with Baltimore for the top spot in the AL wild-card race.

The Blue Jays and Orioles each have 88 wins with one game to play, and Toronto owns the tie-breaker. Detroit and Seattle are also still in the hunt.

With the loss, Boston fell one-half game behind Cleveland in the race for home-field advantage when their ALDS series begins on Thursday.

With Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel (2-6) pitching, Michael Saunders drew a leadoff walk, and then pinch-runner Dalton Pompey took second on a sacrifice bunt, third on a wild pitch and scored on Carrera’s fly to left.

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