Sox 4, Blue Jays 3 (10)
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[August 26, 2014]
Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 3 (10): Yoenis
Cespedes slapped a single to plate Brock Holt with two outs in the 10th
inning as visiting Boston ended its eight-game losing streak.
Holt hit a one-out single in the 10th against Aaron Sanchez (2-1)
and promptly stole both second and third base before Cespedes
brought him home by sending a 1-2 curveball into center field. Koji
Uehara (6-4) picked up the win after blowing a save opportunity in
the ninth and Craig Breslow retired the side in the 10th for his
seventh career save - and first since 2010.
Dustin Pedroia belted a two-run homer and Mookie Betts ripped a solo
shot as the Red Sox posted their first win since a 10-7 triumph over
Houston on Aug. 16. Clay Buchholz scattered four hits over 8 1/3
innings but was charged with three runs after departing to settle
for a hard-luck no-decision.
Edwin Encarnacion belted a two-run double with two outs in the ninth
to forge a 3-3 tie for the Blue Jays, who fell to 6-15 in August and
reside 5 1/2 games behind Seattle in the race for the second
American League wild-card spot. Jose Reyes had a single and scored
on Adam Lind's forceout.
After going 0-3 in his previous six starts, Buchholz was vying for
his eighth career complete game and second of the season before
allowing two singles and issuing a four-pitch walk to load the bases
in the ninth. Uehara induced Lind to ground into a force to score
Reyes before Encarnacion lofted a shot high off the left-field wall
to plate Melky Cabrera and Steve Tolleson.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Betts opened the scoring in the fifth inning by depositing
a 3-2 fastball from LHP J.A. Happ into the second deck in left field for
his second homer. Christian Vazquez walked to set the stage for Pedroia,
who sent a first-pitch curveball into Toronto's bullpen for his sixth
blast - and first since Aug. 3. ... Happ allowed three runs on five hits
in six innings to settle for a no-decision. ... Boston DH David Ortiz
sat out the contest after fouling a ball off his right foot during the
fourth inning of Sunday's game versus the Mariners. Mike Napoli went
0-for-5 as the designated hitter while Allen Craig played first base for
the first time since being acquired from St. Louis on July 31.
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