Boston 5, Toronto 4

Date - Sunday, June 30, 2013 1:35 PM
Location - Fenway Park
Temperature - 83°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Welke, First Base - Mike Everitt, Second Base - Bruce Dreckman, Third Base - Dan Bellino,
Attendance - 37425

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Toronto 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 4 11 1
Boston 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 9 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 40-41 22-17 18-24 L1
Boston 50-34 28-16 22-18 W1


Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 4: Jonathan Diaz scored on a walk-off error in the ninth inning and Ryan Lavarnway combined with Brandon Snyder for three RBIs as host Boston became the first American League team to reach 50 wins.

After Jose Bautista’s solo home run in the top of the frame extended the contest, the Red Sox got a one-out single from Snyder and Jacoby Ellsbury walked in front of Shane Victorino. Diaz came in as a pinch runner and scampered home as Victorino’s grounder glanced off Toronto first baseman Josh Thole’s glove and into right field.

Jonny Gomes added an RBI double and Koji Uehara (1-0) earned the win after blowing the save for Boston, which took three of four from the Blue Jays. Jose Reyes homered as Toronto fell for the fifth time in seven games to drop back below .500 at 40-41. Left-hander Juan Perez (1-1) was charged with the unearned run to absorb the loss.

Boston showed off its organizational depth in the second inning as recent callups Lavarnway and Snyder got the team on the board. Lavarnway blooped a ground-rule double down the line in right to plate the first run and Snyder followed a strikeout with a two-run double off the wall in left-center field.

The Blue Jays got two back in the fourth before Gomes’ two-out double in the fifth made it 4-2. Reyes led off the seventh with a solo home run and Bautista sent a towering shot over the Green Monster in left with one out in the ninth to tie the game.

Ellsbury singled leading off the fifth inning to extend his hitting streak to 11 games. … Blue Jays 1B Adam Lind left the game in the third inning with back tightness. He was replaced by Thole. … Mark Buehrle started for Toronto and allowed four runs in six innings while Boston starter Ryan Dempster allowed two runs in 5 1/3 frames.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Toronto   Boston
Mark Buehrle Player Ryan Dempster
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 5.1
4 Strikeouts 2
7 Hits 7
6.00 ERA 3.38
Toronto   Boston
Jose Bautista Player Daniel Nava
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
6 TB 2
.600 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Toronto 11 2 17 .297 23 6 4 4 1 1
Boston 9 0 12 .257 13 6 4 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against San Diego. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .580 after a win and .618 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .488 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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