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Drabek, Encarnacion lead Jays over Red Sox 7-3

      TORONTO (AP) – Kyle Drabek won for the first time since June,
Edwin Encarnacion homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston
Red Sox 7-3 Tuesday night.

      Drabek (1-0) struggled in two starts against Boston last season,
allowing 12 runs and 15 hits and taking the loss in a 14-1 home
defeat on June 12, his last start before being demoted to Triple-A.

      The right-hander was much sharper this time, giving up one run
and three hits in 5 1-3 innings and setting down nine straight in
one stretch. He walked three and struck out four.

      Jason Frasor and Luis Perez each worked 1 1-3 innings and Casey
Janssen gave up a two-run double to Adrian Gonzalez in the ninth
before David Ortiz was caught looking at strike three, stranding
runners at second and third.

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