TORONTO -AP- Xander Bogaerts hit a tiebreaking single in the 11th inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 on Friday night.
Hanley Ramirez doubled off Aaron Loup (2-2) to begin the 11th and moved to third on Jackie Bradley Jr.'s single. One out later, Bogaerts singled through the drawn-in infield.
 
 
Deven Marrero had two hits and three RBI as the AL East-leading Red Sox won their 13th straight game when scoring at least five runs.
Bogaerts was held out of the starting lineup for the first time since April 21. He came on as a defensive replacement in the 10th.
Blaine Boyer (1-1) pitched two scoreless innings and Craig Kimbrel finished for his 23rd save.
Justin Smoak hit a three-run home run, his 22nd, and Troy Tulowitzki added a solo blast for the Blue Jays, who have lost six of eight.
Eight Toronto pitchers combined to issue 13 walks, the most by one team in the majors this season.
The Blue Jays took an early lead on Smoak's first-inning homer off Doug Fister. Smoak's blast was the 1,070th MLB home run in June, breaking the previous mark set in May 2000.
Boston went hitless until Mookie Betts reached on an infield single in the fifth. Two batters later, Dustin Pedroia hit a two-run double.
Marrero tied it 3-all with an RBI single off Danny Barnes in the sixth and Benintendi added an RBI double off Jeff Beliveau.
The Blue Jays tied it in the bottom half when Tulowitzki greeted Heath Hembree with a solo homer to left. The drive was Tulowitzki's third in six games.
FOR STARTERS
Toronto's Marco Estrada walked a career-worst seven in 4 1/3 innings. He went 0-4 with a 9.11 ERA in six June starts. Making his second start for Boston, Fister allowed three runs in five innings.
 

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