After driving in the first Red Sox run with a single in the fist inning, he delivered a two-run, tie-breaking home run in the bottom of the seventh as Boston came from behind to beat the Blue Jays 5-3 at soggy Fenway Park on Friday night. It was his 38th home run of the year.
The home run was part of a four-run inning aided by Toronto catcher Russell Martin's throwing error.
Rick Porcello started for the Red Sox, going six inning for the no-decision. He allowed three runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out six. The big blow off Porcello was a two-run Jose Bautista homer to left which put the Blue Jays up 3-1 at the time.
Brad Ziegler got the win in relief and Craig Kimbrel recorded his 31st save of the year, although it didn't come without a little excitement - two walks to put the tying and go-ahead runs on base.
Porcello finished the season 22-4, 3.15 with a career-high 223 innings. He has himself squarely centered in the Cy Young Award conversation.
Dustin Pedroia had three hits for Boston bringing his season total to 201.
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