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Recap: Blue Jays 4, Red Sox 5
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 4
Venue: Fenway Park
Date: June 30, 2013 1:35 PM EDT
  

BOSTON (AP) - The Toronto Blue Jays' sputtering finish to the month wiped away nearly all they gained during an 11-game winning streak.

Josh Thole misplayed Shane Victorino's hard grounder to first for an error, allowing the winning run to score in the ninth inning Sunday that lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 5-4 win over the Blue Jays.

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Three weeks ago, the Blue Jays were buried in AL's East basement, trailing the first-place Red Sox by 12 games. They went on a club-record tying winning streak and climbed to five games behind Boston.

Now, the last-place Blue Jays are back in another deep hole after losing five of seven games to close the month. Toronto is 8 1-2 games behind the Red Sox.

``It was frustrating,' Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. ``That might be the most frustrating loss of the year right there, to be honest with you, because of who we were playing and where we're at.'

Jose Bautista tied the game in the ninth against Koji Uehara (1-0) with a solo homer, his 19th of the season and third in two games.

But the Red Sox pulled out their third win in the four-game series.

The Blue Jays had dropped two of three at the Tampa Bay Rays after their streak and before coming to Boston.

``I think even in Tampa you saw games we were winning in that stretch,' Toronto starter Mark Buehrle said. ``Guys are hitting the (heck) out of the ball and it goes right to someone. That's why the season's long and you play so many games. You go through ups and downs. You get lucky. It seems like it caught us the last couple of games.'

The Blue Jays, a game under .500 at the halfway point (40-41), finished June 17-9.

``Hopefully we can go on some more winning streaks,' Buehrle said.

Brandon Snyder singled with one out in the bottom half of the ninth against Juan Perez (1-1), Jacoby Ellsbury walked and Casey Janssen relieved. Jonathan Diaz ran for Snyder and Thole, who had entered in the third when Adam Lind left with back tightness, couldn't handle Victorino's shot.

Thole, a catcher, played behind the plate 284 of his 285 times in the field before Sunday. His other position was at first for the Blue Jays earlier this season.

``I've played first base,' said Thole, who played first at Triple-A Buffalo. ``That's what I'm here for, spots for a chance to play first. I've got to catch the ball and make an out.'

Boston won for the fifth time in six games and improved to an AL-best 50-34.

Jose Reyes homered for the Blue Jays, his second of the season and first since April 5. Reyes returned Wednesday after missing 66 games because of a severely sprained left ankle.

Boston starter Ryan Dempster allowed two runs, seven hits and three walks in 5 1-3 innings. Buehrle gave up four runs and seven hits in six innings.

Ryan Lavarnway's RBI double and Snyder's two-run double gave Boston a 3-0 lead in the second. It was the first big-league hit of the season for Snyder, brought up from Triple-A on Tuesday when struggling third baseman Will Middlebrooks was sent to Pawtucket.

Colby Rasmus' RBI single and Maicer Izturis' run-scoring forceout cut the gap to 3-2 in the fourth.

After Jonny Gomes' RBI double boosted the margin in the fifth, the Blue Jays loaded the bases with no outs in the sixth on a walk to Thole and singles by Rajai Davis and Rasmus. Dempster got J.P. Arencibia to pop out, and Craig Breslow retired Izturis on a popout and then struck out pinch-hitter Emilio Bonifacio.

Reyes homered leading off the seventh.

NOTES: Gibbons said INF Mark DeRosa ``did something to his neck in BP' and was unavailable. ... Davis' stolen base in the fourth was his fifth in three days. ... Boston SS Stephen Drew missed his second game with a right hamstring injury. ... After a day off Monday, the Red Sox begin their last series of a nine-game homestand with the first of three against San Diego. Robbie Erlin (1-0) pitches for San Diego against John Lackey (5-5). ... The Blue Jays open a four-game series at home against Detroit on Monday with R.A. Dickey (7-8) pitching against Jose Alvarez (1-1). Boston became the first AL team to reach 50 wins in a season for the first time since 2009.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Blue Jays at Red Sox
Thu, Jun 27 Final 4 to 7
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GAME 2
Blue Jays at Red Sox
Fri, Jun 28 Final 5 to 7
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Blue Jays at Red Sox
Sat, Jun 29 Final 6 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 4
Blue Jays at Red Sox
Sun, Jun 30 Final 4 to 5
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 TOR  +134   -165   10 
 BOS  -144   +145   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 TOR  +134   -160   10 
 BOS  -144   +140   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 TOR  48%   3%   82% 
 BOS  52%   97%   18% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Jun 29, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TOR 6 Cover: +134 
 BOS 2 Under: 8 
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 Jun 28, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TOR 5 Over: 12 
 BOS 7 Cover: +100 
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 Jun 27, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TOR 4 Over: 11 
 BOS 7 Cover: +100 
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 May 12, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TOR 12 Cover: +200 
 BOS 4 Over: 16 
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 May 11, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TOR 3 Cover: +170 
 BOS 2 Under: 5 
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 May 10, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TOR 0 Under: 5 
 BOS 5 Cover: +100 
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 May 2, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BOS 3 Cover: +100 
 TOR 1 Under: 4 
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 May 1, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BOS 10 Cover: +100 
 TOR 1 Over: 11 
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 Apr 30, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BOS 7 Over: 16 
 TOR 9 Cover: +105 
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 Apr 7, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BOS 13 Cover: +112 
 TOR 0 Over: 13 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Sunday, Jun 30
 
    Padres at Marlins
1:10 PM EDT
    Nationals at Mets
1:10 PM EDT
    Blue Jays at Red Sox
1:35 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Braves
1:35 PM EDT
    Brewers at Pirates
1:35 PM EDT
    Tigers at Rays
1:40 PM EDT
    Indians at White Sox
2:10 PM EDT
    Royals at Twins
2:10 PM EDT
    Angels at Astros
2:10 PM EDT
    Reds at Rangers
3:05 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Athletics
4:05 PM EDT
    Cubs at Mariners
4:10 PM EDT
    Giants at Rockies
4:10 PM EDT
    Phillies at Dodgers
4:10 PM EDT
    Yankees at Orioles
8:05 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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