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Blue Jays finish sweep of Red Sox
Boston manager John Farrell walks to the mound to relieve pitcher Jon Lester during the seventh inning of Thursday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)
It was Boston’s first 0-6 homestand since 1994 after getting swept by Detroit last weekend.
What a difference a month can make.
The left-hander yielded two runs on seven hits, retiring 11 of the final 12 batters he faced. Buehrle (8-1) struck out five, walked none and got all the support he needed early on.
Reyes delivered a two-run base hit, Bautista and first baseman Edwin Encarnacion added RBI singles and third baseman Brett Lawrie plated another when he reached on a fielder’s choice.
NOTES: The game was delayed eight minutes at the start by rain. ... Boston DH David Ortiz went 0-for-4 and is hitless in his last 17 at-bats. ... LHP Jon Lester fell to 11-5 in 19 regular-season starts following a Red Sox loss since the start of 2013. ... RF Jose Bautista’s first-inning homer was the 180th of his Toronto career, moving him into sole possession of fifth place on the club’s all-time list. It was his 18th homer in 40 games at Fenway Park. ... Bautista and DH Kevin Pillar had three hits apiece. ... Toronto 3B Brett Lawrie snapped an 0-for-17 slump with a double in the ninth.