Red Sox ease past Blue Jays to stay clear in AL East (Reuters)

By at 28 June, 2013, 1:34 am

(Reuters) - The Boston Red Sox maintained their advantage at the top of the American League East with a comfortable 7-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in the opener of a four-game series at Fenway Park on Thursday. The Red Sox claimed all seven of their runs in an explosive second inning, capped by Dustin Pedroia's two-run blast, and restricted the visiting Blue Jays to just five hits in a controlled victory. An impressive John Lester (8-4) pitched into the eighth inning to pick up the win but worryingly for Boston, he left the game with a right hip injury. ...
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