Red Sox - 102 063 001 - 14 17 0 Blue Jays - 000 100 000 - 1 2 0The Red Sox battered the Jays for the second day in a row, sweeping the three-game series by a combined score of 35-6 (and out-hitting them 46-12). Today's rout was Boston's ninth consecutive win. They are 6-0 on the current road trip -- and have scored 10+ runs in three of their last five games -- and now head to Tampa Bay for three games, beginning on Tuesday.
Lester (8-2-1-1-8, 102) was brilliant, allowing only a home run to Jose Bautista with two outs in the fourth, a single up the middle to Edwin Encarnacion in the fifth, and a full-count walk to Encarnacion in the eighth. Michael Bowden pitched a perfect ninth.
Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz hit home runs in the fifth, as the first seven Boston hitters reached base and the Red Sox scored five times before making an out. Kevin Youkilis, who reached base in five of his six trips to the plate, hit a two-run bomb in the ninth.
With his first inning home run, Adrian Gonzalez continued his career-high streak of games with at least one hit and one RBI to nine. ... Since the beginning of May, Ortiz leads with majors with 30 extra-base hits and 15 homers. He's hitting .360 with 32 RBIs over that span.
Like yesterday, it was a team effort with one exception:
Ellsbury: 2 singles, 3 runs, 1 walk (10-game hit streak)
Pedroia: home run, 2 RBI, 2 walks
Gonzalez: double, home run, 2 runs, 2 RBI
Youkilis: single, double, home run, 2 walks, 3 runs, 4 RBI
Ortiz: double, home run, 2 runs, 4 RBI
Crawford: single, run
Saltalamacchia: 2 singles, double, walk, RBI
Drew: 0-for-5, 4 K
Scutaro: single, double, walk, run, RBI
Drew Sutton had a double off the bench; Mike Cameron was 0-for-2.
Jon Lester / Kyle Drabek
AL East: Cleveland/Yankees at 1 PM and Rays/Orioles at 1:30 PM.