Blue Jays - 020 053 100 - 11 17 0We actually had a brief lead in this one, thanks to the first of Victor Martinez's two home runs. But to no one's surprise, Lackey (4.1-8-7-2-3, 83) gave it back, immediately -- and then some.
Red Sox - 200 003 022 - 9 12 1
Boston trailed 10-2 in the sixth, but clawed back and had the tying run at the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning. It was Martinez, who had driven in the Sox's third run with a groundout in the sixth, then belted another two-run dong in the eighth. He came up empty this time, however, ending the game with a pop-up to shortstop.
The Yankees rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth and beat the Orioles 4-3, while the Angels broke a tie with a run in the top of their ninth and beat the Rays 4-3.
Boston lost a half-game in both standings, and are 7 GB in the East and 6.5 GB in the WC. 15 games to go.
Brett Cecil / John Lackey
Boston is 11-4 against Toronto this season. Two of those four losses were in games started by Lackey, who has allowed 24 hits and 10 walks in 18.2 innings (three starts, 7.71 ERA) to the Blue Jays this year.Scutaro, 2B
Toronto has lost seven of its last eight games.
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