TORONTO, April 27 (UPI) -- Mike Lowell coaxed a tie-breaking bases loaded walk in the eighth inning Tuesday and the Boston Red Sox edged Toronto 2-1.
Ramon Ramirez made the lead hold up by pitching a scoreless ninth for his first save. Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz (2-2) earned the victory, scattering seven hits over eight innings, allowing only one run and striking out four.
Toronto was led by Vernon Wells, who finished 2-for-4 and drove in the Blue Jays' only run.
Toronto starter Shaun Marcum allowed one run on four hits over seven innings.