Red Sox - 024 260 000 - 14 18 0 Blue Jays - 001 000 000 - 1 3 0Seven Red Sox batters had at least two hits in a rout of the Blue Jays.
Xander Bogaerts, Mike Napoli, and Daniel Nava each had three hits. ... Stephen Drew and David Ortiz both had 4 RBI.
Ortiz cracked two home runs (both off lefty Brad Mills), and passed Carl Yastrzemski on MLB's all-time list. Flo, with 453 dongs, is 36th all-time.
John Lackey: 7-2-1-0-3, 76. And zero 3-ball counts. ... Opposing teams have scored only six runs off Red Sox pitching over the last five games.
Boston has won five in a row and eight of its last nine games. Baltimore won last night, so the Red Sox remain 7.5 GB.
Holt, RFBoston - winners of seven of their last eight games - begins a seven-game road trip in Toronto. After four games with the Blue Jays, the Red Sox play three in Tampa Bay.
By sweeping the Royals, the Red Sox gained two games in the AL East. They are now 7.5 GB the Orioles.