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Jim Monaghan
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The Red Sox scored four runs in the seventh and three more in the eighth to beat the Blue Jays 7-2 in come-from-behind fashion Tuesday night at Fenway Park. With the win, Boston became the first team to secure a playoff spot this year and moved another step closer to its third straight divisional title.

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Chris Sale started and threw 25 pitches in a scoreless first inning. After being taken out - the plan all along was either two innings or 40 pitches, whichever came first - Sale finished his night's work with a bullpen session.

Toronto took a 2-0 lead in the top of the sixth inning on a throwing error by Ian Kinsler that allowed one to score and an RBI single by Kevin Pillar.

The Red Sox answered by in the seventh with a run-scoring triple by Steve Pearce and a three-run homer by Brock Holt (pictured) putting Boston up 4-2.

They put the game away in the eighth with a double by Andrew Benintendi scoring Mookie Betts, and an RBI single by Kinsler. J.D. Martinez finished the scoring when he came in from third on a wild pitch.

Both Toronto runs were charged to Nathan Eovaldi who was one of eight pitchers used by manager Alex Cora.

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Jim Monaghan 9/12/2018 11:41:00 AM Edit
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