Blue Jays Complete Sweep of Red Sox with 6-1 Win
BOSTON (AP) — Mark Buehrle pitched 6 2-3 innings to earn his first win in almost two months and Dioner Navarro had three hits and three RBIs to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to their fifth consecutive victory, a 6-1 win over the slumping Boston Red Sox.
Buehrle (11-7) allowed one run on six hits and a walk to snap a six-game losing streak that matched the longest of his career. He had not won in nine starts since June 1.
Toronto has won eight of its last nine games and trails first-place Baltimore by 2 1-2 games.
Brandon Workman (1-4) fell behind quickly after being called up from Triple-A to replace trade bait Jon Lester. The All-Star left-hander was originally scheduled to start for Boston, but he was scratched while his name is bandied about ahead of Thursday’s trade deadline. As the Red Sox went down in the ninth, fans remaining from the sellout crowd chanted, “Jonny Lester!”