Two home runs by Justin Smoak and some shaky fielding in the fourth inning combined to thwart a seventh-inning rally as the Blue Jays beat the Red Sox 8-6 to close out the home stand at Fenway Park on Thursday afternoon.
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Doug Fister took the loss, giving up six runs over 4.1 innings on seven hits and four walks. His record dropped to 0-4.
Boston had a 3-0 lead in the top of the third inning when Steve Pearce hit a pop up to Brock Holt at second base. A catchable ball, it was ruled a hit and scored a pair of runs. Ryan Goins followed with a two-RBI single of his own.
Dustin Pedroia (pictured) brought the Red Sox close with a three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh.
In the lineup as the DH, Pedroia had three hits to lead Boston and extended his hitting streak to nine games. Xander Bogaerts was back after missing a few games with a sore right hand.
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