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MLB: Boston 3, Toronto 1

May 2, 2013 at 11:12 PM

TORONTO, May 2 (UPI) -- Joel Hanrahan finished off three scoreless innings by the Boston bull pen Thursday, preserving the Red Sox' 3-1 win over Toronto.

Boston has won back-to-back games and became the first team in the majors this season with 20 victories.

Ryan Dempster (2-2) gave up a first-inning homer to Brett Lawrie, but the Blue Jays were shut down after that despite putting a dozen runners on base. Dempster lasted six innings to get the win, walking three and striking out four.

Mike Carp singled in a run in the second to tie the contest and Stephen Drew put Boston in front later in the inning with a sacrifice fly.

The other Red Sox run came on an RBI single by Jacoby Ellsbury in the sixth.

Hanrahan allowed a leadoff single in the ninth, but the game ended on a double-play grounder from Munenori Kawasaki. It was Hanrahan's fourth save.

J.A. Happ (2-2) walked seven and gave up two runs on three hits in just 3 2/3 to take the loss.

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