TORONTO, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Frank Thomas
hit three home runs and drove in five runs Monday, powering the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-1 win over the Boston Red Sox.
Thomas now has 512 career homers, surpassing Mel Ott, and tying Ernie Banks and Eddie Mathews for 18th on the all-time list..
Aaron Hill and John McDonald added two hits each for the Blue Jays, who have won three of their last five games. Vernon Wells had Toronto's other RBI.
Dustin McGowan (11-9) struck out nine, and scattered five hits and one run in the victory -- his third in his last four starts.
Red Sox starter Tim Wakefield (16-11) allowed on seven runs on four hits in six innings. The veteran knuckleballer had not lost in his previous five outings.
Mike Lowell had an RBI double for the Red Sox, who have lost three of their last four games.
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