TORONTO -AP- David Ortiz hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Hanley Ramirez also connected, and the Boston Red Soxoutslugged Toronto 11-8 Sunday, reclaiming a two-game lead over the Blue Jays in the AL East.
Ortiz put Boston up 10-8 with a drive off Joaquin Benoit. It was his 41st career home run at Rogers Centre, his highest total at any road stadium.
With his 535th career homer, Ortiz moved past Jimmie Foxx into sole possession of 18th place on baseball's career list.
 
Ortiz hits 3-run HR as Red Sox outslug Blue Jays 11-8
 
He also increased his RBI total to 110, the most by a player age 40 or above since Dave Winfield had 108 for Toronto in 1992.
Edwin Encarnacion homered twice and Troy Tulowitzki hit his third career grand slam, but the Blue Jays couldn't force a tie in the standings. Toronto continues to lead the wild-card race.
Dustin Pedroia and Xander Bogaerts singled against Bo Schultz (0-1) before Benoit came on to face Ortiz, who swung and missed the first pitch but connected on the second.
Ortiz hit a tying grand slam off Benoit, then with Detroit, in Game 2 of the 2013 ALCS at Fenway Park. Boston went on to win 6-5.
Robbie Ross Jr. (3-2) got two outs for the win. Craig Kimbrel, the ninth Boston pitcher, worked the ninth for his 25th save.
Toronto also used nine pitchers.
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was ejected in the ninth after the umpires ruled Russell Martin's double into the right field corner, initially ruled fair, had landed foul. Toronto challenged, but the call was confirmed. Martin later struck out.
Encarnacion hit a solo home run off Clay Buchholz in the first, singled and scored in the third, and then hit a two-run shot off Heath Hembree in the fourth. It was his fourth multihomer game of the season and No. 25 for his career. Encarnacion has 39 home runs and leads the AL with 115 RBI.
After Martin walked on four pitches with the bases loaded in the fourth, Tulowitzki hammered Buchholz's first pitch for his 23rd home run.
Boston tied it at 6 and chased Sanchez on a two-out, two-run single by Bogaerts in the fourth, but Toronto answered with Encarnacion's second homer in the bottom half.
After Ramirez cut it to 8-7 with a drive to deep center in the fifth, Boston's Brock Holttried to steal home but was thrown out by reliever Aaron Loup.
 

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