Dempster & Sox bats just good enough for 3-1 win

Jim Monaghan
Contributing writer

Ryan Dempster limited the Blue Jays to just 1 run over his 6 innings of work, and the Red Sox offense made the most of their 6 hits as Boston beat Toronto 3-1 to take the rubber game of their series at the Rogers Centre.

Toronto jumped out to a early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st inning on a Brett Lawrie solo home run off Dempster (pictured). The Red Sox took the lead in the top of the 2nd on an RBI double by Mike Carp and a sacrifice fly by Stephen Drew. Jacoby Ellsbury drove in the Sox 3rd run in the top of the 6th inning with a single to left.

Andrew Miller, Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara combined to pitch 2 scoreless innings. Joel Hanrahan - not Andrew Bailey - pitched the 9th inning and picked up his 100th career save.

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