Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Blue Jays 6, Red Sox 4

BOSTON — Edwin Encarnacion had two homers for the second straight game, and the Blue Jays beat Boston 6-4 on Wednesday night to send the Red Sox to their sixth consecutive loss.

Encarnacion has seven homers in his past six games. He is the first Toronto player to have four multihomer games in a month, and the first major-leaguer to do so since the Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki in September 2010.

Drew Hutchison pitched 51/3 solid innings for Toronto, which has won seven of its past nine games. The Blue Jays have won three consecutive series.

Xander Bogaerts had three hits, including two doubles, for Boston, which fell a season-worst five games under .500.

Clay Buchholz continued to struggle, lasting only 42/3 innings. He failed to get out of the fifth inning for the fourth time in nine starts and saw his ERA rise to 6.32.

In his past three starts against the Rangers, Twins and Blue Jays, Buchholz has given up a combined 29 hits. Encarnacion had been 1-for-21 in his career against Buchholz going in but hit a line-drive homers in the second and third innings.

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