Red Sox win 9th straight

TORONTO (AP) – Jon Lester pitched two-hit ball over eight
innings, David Ortiz homered and drove in four runs and the Boston
Red Sox teed off on the Toronto Blue Jays for the second straight
day Sunday, 14-1 for their ninth straight win.
      Adrian Gonzalez, Kevin Youkilis and Dustin Pedroia also homered
for Boston. Youkilis had four RBIs after getting Saturday's 16-4
win off. Gonzalez drove in two runs and Pedroia three for the Red
Sox, who never trailed while sweeping the three-game series.
      Lester (9-2) kept the Blue Jays off balance all afternoon while
winning his league-best ninth game. The ace left-hander walked just
one batter and struck out eight while earning his second win in
three starts against the Blue Jays this season.
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