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Blue Jays 2, Red Sox 1

TORONTO — Pinch-hitter Mark DeRosa hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the seventh inning, Mark Buehrle pitched seven innings to win his fourth straight decision and the Blue Jays beat the Red Sox 2-1 on Thursday.

Buehrle went in 0-4 with a 4.97 ERA in his past eight starts against the Red Sox, a team he hadn't beaten since Sept. 7, 2009, with the White Sox. The left-hander allowed one run and 10 hits, walked two and struck out four.

The Blue Jays took two of three from the American League East-leading Red Sox, who went 4-6 on a three-city road trip that included stops in Houston and Kansas City.

After stranding six runners through the first three innings, Boston broke through with a run off Buehrle in the fourth. Daniel Nava hit a one-out double, went to third on a check-swing single by Will Middlebrooks and scored on Jacoby Ellsbury's grounder. The Blue Jays might have been able to turn a double play on the grounder, but second baseman Munenori Kawasaki threw high to shortstop Jose Reyes at second, preventing a throw to first.

Red Sox starter Jake Peavy went in 2-0 with a 2.15 ERA in his past four starts against Toronto and was untroubled through the first six innings, allowing just a pair of two-out hits.

That changed in the seventh, when Jose Bautista singled off the glove of third baseman Middlebrooks, took second on Edwin Encarnacion's single and scored on a base hit by Brett Lawrie, with Encarnacion advancing to third.

Bautista's hit was initially ruled an error but changed to a hit after review.

Craig Breslow came on to face DeRosa, who put the Blue Jays in front with the sacrifice fly.

Blue Jays 2

Red Sox 1

Blue Jays 2, Red Sox 1 08/15/13 [Last modified: Thursday, August 15, 2013 11:08pm]
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