MLB: Boston 7, Toronto 5

June 28, 2013 at 11:59 PM   |   Comments

BOSTON, June 28 (UPI) -- A pinch-hit single by Jonny Gomes snapped a seventh-inning tie Friday and helped push Boston to a 7-5 victory over Toronto.

The Blue Jays lost for the fourth time in five games following their 11-game winning streak.

Boston produced 15 hits in winning its fourth straight game, but the Red Sox let a five-run lead slip away before regaining the advantage in the seventh.

After Edwin Encarnacion homered to lift Toronto into a tie in the top of the seventh, Shane Victorino and Dustin Pedroia opened the bottom half of the inning with singles off Neil Wagner (1-2).

Brett Cecil replaced Wagner and struck out David Ortiz, but a wild pitch advanced the runners and Mike Napoli drew a walk to load the bases.

Gomes came up to bat for Daniel Nava and drilled a 3-1 pitch to left that brought home Victorino with the go-ahead run. Jarrod Saltalamacchia followed by walking on five pitches to drive in the second run of the inning.

Andrew Miller (1-2), the third Boston pitcher, worked 1 1/3 innings to get the victory. Koji Uehara struck out two in a perfect ninth for his fourth save.

Boston shortstop Stephen Drew left the game in the fourth inning with tightness in his right hamstring that developed while legging out a two-run triple to center.

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