TORONTO — Fred Lewis hit a sacrifice fly that capped a four-run rally in the ninth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 6-5 Thursday.
The Blue Jays trailed 5-2 before Jose Bautista chased Red Sox starter John Lackey by leading off the ninth with his major league-leading 36th homer. Jonathan Papelbon (4-5) came on and blew his sixth save try of the season, and his first in 25 career chances against the Blue Jays.
Toronto beat Boston for only the third time in 12 games this year. David Ortiz and Jed Lowrie hit solo homers for the Red Sox.
INDIANS 4, ORIOLES 1: At Cleveland, rookie JeanmarGomez remained unbeaten and the Indians defeated Baltimore, handing BuckShowalter his first road loss as Baltimore's manager. Gomez (3-0) gave up one run and six hits over six innings, leaving after AdamJones led off the seventh with a bunt single. The 22-year-old native of Venezuela struck out three without a walk in his fourth career start.
YANKEES 4, ROYALS 3: At Kansas City, Mo., CCSabathia picked up his 15th victory, AustinKearns homered and the Yankees held off the Royals. Sabathia (15-5) is tied with Tampa Bay left-hander DavidPrice for the most victories in the American League. Sabathia, who is 11-2 in his past 14 starts, gave up three runs and 10 hits, while walking two and striking out three in 82/3 innings. DavidRobertson got his first save of the season in three opportunities, but not before giving up a two-run double to WillieBloomquist, who had three hits.Comment on this story
TWINS 6, WHITE SOX 1: At Chicago, JasonKubel hit a three-run home run and FranciscoLiriano pitched in and out of trouble to help the Twins beat the White Sox and move into first place in the American League Central. OrlandoHudson also added a solo homer for the Twins, who took two of three games from their division rivals to move one game ahead in the division. The White Sox, who won their last seven straight series at home, lost their first series at U.S. CellularField since the Indians took two out of three games from the White Sox on June 4-6.