facebook
twitter
search
search

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.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Report: QB Miller to stay at Ohio State
A-Rod, New York Yankees negotiating compromise over HR bonus
Venable, San Diego Padres pass St. Louis Cardinals
Sacramento Kings trade Stauskas, Landry, Thompson to Philadelphia 76ers
New York Knicks, Afflalo agree to terms