Red Sox win behind Beckett

 BOSTON (AP) – Josh Beckett had his second straight strong start,
holding Toronto to one run over seven innings, and Jed Lowrie
provided a spark at the top of Boston's lineup with a two-run homer
to lift the struggling Red Sox to a 4-1 victory over the Blue Jays
on Saturday.

The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Red Sox, who
have the major's worst record at 3-10.

      Travis Snider had an RBI single and stole a pair of bases for
the Blue Jays. Toronto lost for the sixth time in nine games.

      Lowrie, inserted into the leadoff spot to replace struggling
outfielder Carl Crawford, went 3 for 5 to raise his average to
.500. He had seen limited playing time, getting 17 at-bats before
the start.      Beckett (2-1) struck out nine.
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