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Blue Jays survive Red Sox in 10

May 11, 2011 - 7:02 AM Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - David Cooper's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th brought in Rajai Davis with the winning run, as Toronto slipped by Boston, 7-6, in the opener of a two-game set from Rogers Centre.

Facing Matt Albers (0-1), Davis singled with one out, stole second and third, then came home easily on Cooper's deep fly to center. It made a winner of Carlos Villanueva (1-0), who pitched a scoreless top of the 10th.

"[Davis has] got accelerated speed. By no means were we surprised [of him stealing]," Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek said.

Cooper also homered, as did Jose Bautista and J.P. Arencibia for the Blue Jays, who halted a three-game losing skid.

"We battled extremely hard," Blue Jays manager John Farrell said. "We created a number of opportunities for ourselves and finally pushed the final one across in the 10th."

Adrian Gonzalez homered twice and drove in three for the Red Sox, whose three- game win streak came to an end. David Ortiz also homered among his three hits and scored twice in defeat.

The Jays tallied three times in the first inning on a bases-loaded walk to Edwin Encarnacion, and a pair of fielder's choice RBI's from Aaron Hill and Juan Rivera.

Carl Crawford's single put the Sox on the board in the second and an Ortiz leadoff homer cut Boston's deficit to one in the fourth.

Gonzalez then hit his first longball of the game, a two-run shot in the fifth after Dustin Pedroia walked, and the Red Sox led 4-3, but Bautista began the Jays' fifth with a blast and Arencibia began the home sixth by clearing the wall in left to give Toronto a 5-4 edge.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia's eighth-inning RBI base hit pulled the visitors even, but Cooper responded with his first career homer off Daniel Bard in the home portion.

Gonzalez greeted Frank Francisco in the ninth with a shot to left for a 6-6 tie, then Albers set down the Blue Jays in order to send the game to extras.

Game Notes

Bautista has reached base in 27 of 28 games this season...Despite the victory, the Jays have lost seven of their last 11 at home...Davis added two hits for Toronto...Jacoby Ellsbury notched three hits for the Red Sox, extending his hit streak to 19 games.