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Red Sox rally in bottom of 10th to beat Blue Jays

Sep 6, 2014 - 6:03 AM Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Yoenis Cespedes' hit to center with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning capped a rally from two runs down in the top of the frame and sent the Boston Red Sox to a 9-8 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in the opener of a three-game series from Fenway Park.

Edwin Encarnacion started the top of the 10th with a one-out single against Junichi Tazawa, then pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr. hit a double against Tommy Layne (2-1) and sent pinch-runner Marcus Stroman to third. Dioner Navarro struck a bloop single just shy of second base, scoring Stroman, and a deep fly to right by Danny Valencia ended up scoring Mayberry when Allen Craig held onto the ball too long, thinking it was the third out.

The first three Boston batters reached against Casey Janssen (3-3), as Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts singled and Christian Vazquez reached on a bunt. Will Middlebrooks' base hit brought in Betts for an 8-7 game. Dustin Pedroia narrowly missed a game-winning homer inside the Pesky Pole in right, but settled for a line-drive sacrifice fly to left, scoring Bogaerts.

David Ortiz followed with a slow grounder to second, but the throw by Toronto's Steve Tolleson missed the bag to re-load the bases. Cespedes ended the contest with a blistering drive that hit the ground just in front of the wall to score pinch-runner Jemile Weeks.

"A few of those balls, a couple of inches here, and a couple of inches there, and a different outcome," Janssen said.

Cespedes ended up 4-for-6 with two RBI for the Red Sox, who had dropped the final two games against the Yankees in the Bronx. Bogaerts collected three hits and drove in two, Betts added two hits, an RBI and scored three times, while Mike Napoli drove in a run and scored once.

"Everyone did something in a different way, and that's how you win ballgames," Bogaerts said.

Encarnacion and Jose Bautista each hit a two-run homer for the Blue Jays, whose five-game win streak came to a halt. Adam Lind contributed a pair of RBI in a losing cause.

Lind's two-out, two-run single in the first staked the Jays to a 2-0 lead, but the Sox responded with single runs in their first three times at the plate.

Cespedes brought in Brock Holt with a two-out hit, then Betts walked, Bogaerts singled and a fly to right from Vazquez evened the score.

In the third, Pedroia singled, went to third on a Cespedes double and scored on a Napoli groundout to give the hosts a 3-2 edge, but Toronto moved ahead in the sixth as pinch-hitter Anthony Gose led off with a single and Bautista hit a two-run shot to left center.

Jose Reyes began the eighth with a hit off Craig Breslow, then Encarnacion launched another two-run blast to left center off Alex Wilson to provide a 6-3 advantage for the visitors.

Boston knotted the score once more in the home half. Cespedes and Napoli singled and pulled off a double steal, ahead of a Betts RBI single and two-run double by Bogaerts.

The Sox had two on with none out in the bottom of the ninth and failed to score.

Game Notes

The homers by Encarnacion and Bautista gave Toronto two players with at least 30 home runs ... Bautista reached the 30-HR plateau for the third time in his career ... Prior to the contest, the Red Sox recalled outfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. and pitcher Drake Britton from Triple-A Pawtucket ... Including pitchers, a combined 44 players saw the field ... Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera left the game after injuring his hand while sliding into first base. He was later diagnosed with a right pinky finger fracture with an avulsion of an extensor tendon, and will undergo season-ending surgery next week.








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  • Yoenis Cespedes singles to deep right center field. David Ortiz to second. Will Middlebrooks to third. Jemile Weeks scores.

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  • Dustin Pedroia sacrifice fly out to left scoring Xander Bogaerts with one out. Runners on first and second and David Ortiz due up.

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  • Dustin Pedroia out on a sacrifice fly to left field to Kevin Pillar. Xander Bogaerts scores.

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  • Will Middlebrooks singled to left scoring Mookie Betts with none out. On the play, Christian Vazquez advances to second and Xander Bogaerts advances to third. Bases loaded and Dustin Pedroia due up.

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  • Will Middlebrooks singles to left field. Christian Vazquez to second. Xander Bogaerts to third. Mookie Betts scores.

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  • Danny Valencia sacrifice fly out to right scoring John Mayberry Jr. with two outs. On the play, Dioner Navarro advanced to second. Runner on second with two outs and Kevin Pillar due up.

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  • Danny Valencia out on a sacrifice fly to deep right field to Allen Craig. Dioner Navarro to second. John Mayberry scores.

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  • Dioner Navarro singled to second scoring Marcus Stroman with one out. Runners on first and second and Danny Valencia due up.

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  • Mookie Betts singled to left scoring Yoenis Cespedes with one out. On the play, Mike Napoli advances to third. Runners on first and third and Xander Bogaerts due up.

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  • Mike Napoli grounded out second to first scoring Dustin Pedroia with two outs. On the play, Yoenis Cespedes advances to third. Runner on third and Daniel Nava due up.

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  • Mike Napoli grounds out to second base, Munenori Kawasaki to Edwin Encarnacion. Yoenis Cespedes to third. Dustin Pedroia scores.

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  • Christian Vazquez sacrifice fly out to right scoring Mookie Betts with two outs. Runner on first and Brock Holt due up.

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  • Christian Vazquez out on a sacrifice fly to right field to Jose Bautista. Mookie Betts scores.

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  • Yoenis Cespedes singled to right scoring Brock Holt. Runner on first with two outs and Mike Napoli due up.

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  • Adam Lind singled to left scoring Melky Cabrera and Jose Bautista. Runner on first with two outs and Dioner Navarro due up.

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  • Adam Lind singles to deep left field. Jose Bautista scores. Melky Cabrera scores.

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