Blue Jays - 200 100 020 - 5 7 0 Red Sox - 100 000 010 - 2 5 1The Red Sox - who batted an MLB-best .305 as a team in May - managed only five hits against R.A. Dickey (6.2-2-1-5-4, 100) and three Toronto relievers. Boston did not get its first hit until David Ortiz doubled to lead off the sixth inning.
Baltimore beat the Yankees 6-5, so the Orioles and Red Sox are once again tied for first place.
David Price (7-6-3-4-5, 114) put his teammates in a hole right away. He walked Josh Donaldson with one out in the top of the first and watched as Edwin Encarnacion crushed a two-run homer to center.
The Red Sox got back one run in the bottom half without a hit. Betts walked, went to second on Dustin Pedroia's groundout to second, took third on Xander Bogaerts's groundout to shortstop, and scored on a passed ball by Toronto catcher Josh Thole.
Devon Travis was a big part of the Blue Jays' other three runs. He reached second on Travis Shaw's two-base throwing error and eventually scored on a double play grounder. He then hit a two-run homer off Koji Uehara in the eighth.
Boston rallied in the eighth. Bogaerts walked on four pitches from Joe Biagini and Ortiz doubled to left. With two on, Hanley Ramirez grounded to short, bringing home Bogaerts. Shaw struck out. The Blue Jays brought in Roberto Osuna. Jackie Bradley popped a 1-1 pitch to third.
In the ninth, against Osuna, Marco Hernandez, pinch-hitting for Christian Vazquez, struck out. Blake Swihart singled to center. Mookie Betts flied to center. After the umpires failed to call an obvious balk on Osuna, Pedroia singled to right, moving Swihart to third. Bogaerts, at the plate as the potential tying run and with his 26-game hitting streak on the line, got ahead 3-0, then looked at a strike and fouled one off. He swung at and missed a high fastball out of the strike zone to end the game - and his hitting streak.
Bogaerts grounded to short in the first, walked in the 3rd, struck out in the 5th, walked in the 8th, and struck out in the 9th.
Ortiz hit two doubles and has 25 on the season. He is on pace to finished the season with 73 two-baggers, which would break the current MLB record of 67, set by Earl Webb of the 1931 Red Sox.
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This Date in 1995: Montreal's Pedro Martinez pitches nine perfect innings against the Padres before allowing a leadoff double to Bip Roberts in the 10th inning. Montreal wins the game 1-0 in 10 innings.