BOSTON (AP) — Clay Buchholz had his third straight solid start and the Boston Red Sox beat Toronto 4-3 Saturday night, damaging the Blue Jays’ fading playoff hopes.
Buchholz (7-8) gave up two runs and four hits in 6 1-3 innings to help Boston get its second straight win against Toronto. Edward Mujica, Boston’s fourth reliever, got the final two outs for his fourth save.
Colby Rasmus had a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the seventh for the Blue Jays, who began the day five games behind Seattle for the AL’s second wild card.
The Red Sox scored single runs in the first four innings off J.A. Happ (9-9) after the Blue Jays jumped ahead 1-0.
Dustin Pedroia’s run-scoring grounder tied it in the first and Boston moved ahead on Will Middlebrooks’ RBI single in the second. Yoenis Cespedes had an RBI double in the third and Christian Vazquez added an RBI double.