Jose Bautista homer propels Jays past Red Sox

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Toronto, ON, Canada (4E Sports) – Jose Bautista homered and drove in two runs as the Toronto Blue Jays topped the Boston Red Sox, 6-4 Wednesday at Rogers Centre.

David Ortiz put the Red Sox up in the first with a three-run homer after Shane Victorino and Dustin Pedroia singled.

In the bottom of the first, Jose Bautista hit an RBI double to cut the Jays deficit to 3-1.

Colby Rasmus grounded out to first that led to a run by Bautista to further cut the deficit to 3-2, before Josh Thole hit an RBI double to tie the game while still in the first.

The Red Sox reclaimed the lead at 4-3 in the fifth after a double by Xander Bogaerts plated Daniel Nava.

The Jays answered with two runs by Josh Thole and Ryan Goins off Clay Buchholz to take a 5-4 lead in the sixth.

Bautista made it 6-4 with a first-pitch homer off Andrew Miller in the seventh.

Aaron Sanchez then pitched a scoreless eighth for the Jays, striking out Nava and Stephen Drew.

The Jays’ Dickey (8-10) allowed four runs and nine hits in six innings, walked one and struck out five.

Red Sox right-hander Buchholz (5-6) allowed five runs, four earned, and six hits in six innings while walking four and striking out one.

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