Tor 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Bos 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 X 5
Date of game: 9/22/2013

Recap: Boston vs. Toronto

Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Jackie Bradley, Jr. hit a three-run homer and Felix Doubront tossed seven effective innings, as Boston took a 5-2 decision over Toronto in the rubber match of a three-game series from Fenway Park.

David Ortiz added a solo shot and Ryan Lavarnway also drove in a run for the Red Sox, who showed no signs of slowing down despite having clinched the AL East title on Friday.

"The energy that's here once again has been our advantage," said Red Sox manager John Farrell about his club recovering from 2011's September collapse and a last-place finish in 2012. "We've heard a lot about the last two Septembers, but it hasn't entered the minds of anyone in this clubhouse.

Boston also reached the 95-win plateau for the first time since 2009 and the seventh time since 2003.

Doubront (11-6) gave up four hits and two runs for the duration of his outing, while Franklin Morales and Koji Uehara each tossed scoreless frames with the latter picking up his 21st save.

Kevin Pillar homered and knocked in both runs for the Blue Jays, while R.A. Dickey (13-13) surrendered six hits and five runs over eight full frames, fanning 11 in defeat.

Pillar singled home Mark DeRosa with two outs in the second, but the Sox erupted in the home half to take a 4-1 lead on Lavarnway's two-out RBI single followed by a three-run blast from Bradley. Daniel Nava began the rally with a one-out single and Stephen Drew kept the inning alive with a two-out base hit.

Pillar's homer to start the fifth pulled the Jays within two, but Ortiz responded in kind to begin the Boston sixth and restore a three-run edge.

"I threw maybe two or three that I really regret and two of them got hit out," Dickey said. "I had a good knuckleball, I've had a good knuckleball for quite some time and I expected better from what I felt and what I saw the ball doing."

Doubront retired the final nine batters he faced after the Toronto blast, then Morales worked out of an eighth-inning jam by fanning Adam Lind with runners on first and second.

Uehara sewed up the victory with a spotless ninth.

Game Notes

The Red Sox took 11 of 19 games from the Blue Jays in 2013, winning six of 10 at Fenway ... Doubront ended up with a 4.08 ERA in 28 games (27 starts), tossing 161 innings ... Dickey completed his campaign with a 4.27 ERA in 33 starts, having tossed 217 1/3 innings ... Boston completes its 2013 regular season with five games on the road, starting Tuesday in Colorado, while Toronto heads to Chicago's southside Monday for a make-up contest.

Austin Peay dismisses running back Williams

Austin Peay State University said it has dismissed leading returning rusher Omar Williams from the football team for academic reasons on Friday.

NASCAR News
Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Report: Raiders to cut Pryor if they can't trade him

The Oakland Raiders will cut quarterback Terrelle Pryor on Monday if they are unable to trade him, according to Fox Sports.

Raptors GM Ujiri apologizes for expletive

Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri made disparaging remarks towards the Brooklyn Nets during a fan rally outside the Air Canada Centre prior to Saturday's Game 1 of the teams' Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

Flyers G Emery to start Game 2

The Philadelphia Flyers announced Saturday that goaltender Ray Emery will start Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the New York Rangers on Sunday.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.baylorschool.org/summer
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
www.STNS.org
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
www.bojangles.com
Click here to enter for your chance to win a Bojangles Breakfast Combo. Then, watch WDEF News 12 This Morning for daily winner announcements!
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.