Vazquez's homer in 10th caps Red Sox rally past Blue Jays

Boston Red Sox's Matt Barnes walks off the field after being relieved during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Boston Saturday

Vazquez's homer in 10th caps Red Sox rally past Blue Jays

Christian Vázquez hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning to cap Boston's comeback from four runs down as the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5 on Friday night.

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The Toronto Blue Jays could use a win after losing five of their last seven games.

The Boston Red Sox look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. Grichuk hit a two-run homer in the third and added an RBI single in the seventh to give Toronto its four-run lead.

Manager Alex Cora said a priority for his team as the Sox returned to Fenway Park was to play better in their own home.

The right-hander failed to get out of the first inning Monday against the Los Angeles Angels, giving up seven runs while retiring just two batters.

Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman hurled 6 scoreless innings, allowing five hits and one walk while striking out six. "That's why we won this game".

"They picked me up".

Brian Johnson (1-1, 10.00) remains in this rotation spot after being pressed into duty Tuesday night at Minnesota during Boston's marathon 17-inning defeat at Target Field, taking the loss after allowing one run and three hits.

"He was really good and he's such a bulldog out there". He's in command, he's not afraid even in right there, this place with all that noise and stuff. While I guess you can make a case for the Blue Jays and the heavy plus money, Sale seems to have returned to Sale of old and the Red Sox inter this series playing their best ball of the season and rested. Tellez homered to straightaway centre field, and Luke Maile scored on a wild pitch to make it 6-5.

Blue Jays: RHP Derek Law (0-1, 5.16 ERA) will open for the Blue Jays, Montoyo said after the game.

Stat of the Day: Eduardo Rodriguez is 3-1 with a 4.00 ERA in six starts at Fenway this season. Johnson pitched three innings Sunday at Baltimore and didn't figure in the decision.

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