Martinez Homers In Ninth, Red Sox Rally Past Blue Jays For Series Win

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — J.D. Martinez hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in a three-run ninth inning, and Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-7. Alex Verdugo had an RBI grounder before Martinez connected on his 250th homer. The two-out drive came off Rafael Dolis, making his second appearance since returning from a right calf injury. Martinez shouted and repeatedly pumped his fists while rounding the bases. He stopped a 12-game homerless drought Wednesday. Phillips Valdez  went 1 1/3 scoreless innings and Matt Barnes worked the ninth to get his 10th save in 11 chances.

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