Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Dustin Pedroia hit a go-ahead, two-run single in
the seventh inning and the Red Sox defeated the Blue Jays, 5-1, on Tuesday.
The Blue Jays wasted an impressive effort from Aaron Laffey, who made his
first start since 2010. The lefty tossed six shutout innings, allowing three
hits and two walks while striking out two.
He was relieved by Jason Frasor, who allowed Jarrod Saltalamacchia to tie the
game with a two-out solo homer over the Green Monster.
Ryan Kalish followed with a double off of Luis Perez (2-2) before David Pauley
hit Daniel Nava and walked Mike Aviles to load the bases. Pedroia then slapped
a grounder up the middle for a 3-1 lead.
In the eighth, Adrian Gonzalez hit an RBI double and Will Middlebrooks capped
the scoring with a sacrifice fly for the Red Sox, winners of eight of their
last 10 games.
Andrew Miller (2-0) got the decision after stranding a runner at third in the
top of the seventh. Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed one run over 5 2/3 innings and
remains winless in four starts this season since returning from Tommy John
Brett Lawrie helped the Blue Jays to a 1-0 lead when he began the game with
a double and later scored on Edwin Encarnacion's infield single.
The rubber match of this three-game series is set for Wednesday.
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