Gomes and Koji bail out Sox

Jim Monaghan
Contributing writer

Jonny Gomes' bases-loaded single in the bottom of the seventh inning snapped a 5-5 tie and Koji Uehara saved his third game in as many days as the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5 on Friday night at Fenway Park.

Rookie Allen Webster threw six innings - four of them without allowing a run - giving up four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three. He was in line for his first Major League win until the Jays tied the score in the top of the seventh inning on a solo home run by Edwin Encarnacion off former Sox closer Andrew Bailey.

The home run off Bailey was the seventh he's served up this season and the fifth in his last five games. His velocity appeared to be up (he struck out the first two hitters he faced in the inning) but his location on the pitch to Encarnacion was clearly missing.

For Gomes (pictured) it was his first plate appearance in five days. The single was his fifth pinch hit in thirteen at bats and his fourth run batted in.

The Red Sox offense collected fifteen hits led by Dustin Pedroia with three; Jacoby Ellsbury, Daniel Nava, Stephen Drew and Jose Iglesias each had two. It was the sixth time in their last seven games that the team had at least ten hits.

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