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Ramirez homers, Price snaps slide as Red Sox beat Blue Jays

Ramirez homers, Price snaps slide as Red Sox beat Blue Jays

Maile, who almost cost Toronto the game when the Red Sox took the lead on his passed ball and error in the fourth inning, drove in four runs total, including one on a solo shot to tie the game in the seventh.

Maile hit his second homer of the game in the bottom of the 12th and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 5-3 on Friday, overcoming a career-high 15-strikeout performance from Chris Sale.

"It was good to get back out there", Price said.

" ... I know it's in their DNA, but I think little by little, they understand that the value of the out is worth more than just taking a gamble". He was committed. He told me: 'I'm a better hitter than I was a year ago, ' and he's always been great defensively. but he's got big hit after big hit.

If his mild carpal tunnel syndrome was bothering him, the trouble was undetectable.

J.D. Martinez has hit a two-run homer and RBI single. He struck out four and walked three.

"He's becoming a force, not only the field but in the clubhouse, in the dugout", manager Alex Cora said. Andrew Benintendi and Hanley Ramirez each had two RBIs, with Ramirez hitting a home run while Benintendi went 3 for 5 with a double.

"It was good to get back out there", Price said.

"It feels great knowing that he's out there healthy", Betts said. "We're better than that".

Price came in 0-3 in his previous three outings but avoided the first four-start skid of his career.

Jays third baseman Russell Martin tags out Boston's Christian Vazquez on a steal attempt during the seventh inning.

LHP Jaime Garcia (2-2, 5.40) starts for the Blue Jays against RHP Noah Syndergaard (2-1, 3.09). He's 12-1 in 17 starts at Rogers Centre, including 8-0 in 11 starts as a visitor.

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The Blue Jays have been productive against left-handed pitching this season, and Joe Biagini was shelled in his latest start. "I like the mound". He got five strikes on it with just one hit allowed.

Craig Kimbrel pitched a flawless ninth for his 11th save of the season. Justin Smoak hit a two-run double and Yangervis Solarte walked before Hector Velazquez replaced Pomeranz.

Red Sox: Boston returns home Monday to begin a three-game series against Oakland.

With one out in the inning, a fan ran onto the field and caused a delay of about five minutes.

The Sox offense hasn't been robust of late, but it got the job done against Marco Estrada.

"I was ready to go, they told me to be ready today, be ready for anything", the 27-year-old right-hander said. "He'll be out there tomorrow".

Blue Jays: Toronto added INF Gio Urshela to its roster and optioned OF Dalton Pompey to Triple-A Buffalo.

The righty setup man, who's working his way back from shoulder surgery, has yet to pitch in a regular-season game since Boston acquired him via trade from the Milwaukee Brewers before the 2017 offseason.

The Red Sox pushed the lead to 5-3 in the top of the eighth, when Benintendi scored on a ground out by Xander Bogaerts.

Gibbons said Joe Biagini will start on Sunday, and you can bet the manager will keep his fingers crossed that Biagini, who has allowed nine earned runs in 10 innings as a starter this season, will provide something approaching a quality start. Swihart has yet to make a start at catcher this season.

The under is 6-1 in the last seven meetings between these two teams in Toronto and is 4-1 in the last five meetings overall.