Monday, February 19, 2018
Sports

Red Sox 14, Blue Jays 1

TORONTO — David Ortiz hit his 452nd and 453rd career home runs, moving past Red Sox great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place, and Boston won its fifth straight game Monday night, routing the Blue Jays 14-1.

Ortiz matched Yastrzemski with a two-run blast to center off left-hander Brad Mills in the fourth then broke the tie with another two-run shot off Mills in the fifth. It was his third multihomer game of the season and the 44th of his career.

Ortiz's first homer ended his 0-for-18 skid against Toronto and an 0-for-11 slump overall.

Mike Napoli followed Ortiz's second shot with his 12th homer, the fourth time this season Boston has gone back-to-back.

Stephen Drew added a three-run homer as the Red Sox connected a season-high four times and won their eighth in nine games, moving a half-game in front of the Rays for fourth place in the AL East. Boston set season highs in runs and hits (18).

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