Red Sox - 006 010 000 - 7 5 0 Blue Jays - 300 000 021 - 6 13 0After Clay Buchholz (7-6-3-3-3, 105) and the Red Sox fell behind early, it was A.J. Pierzynski's grand slam that got the team back in the game. And while it was harrowing at the end, Koji Uehara got the save, leaving the potential tying and winning runs on base.
Jays starter Brandon Marrow lasted only 2.2 innings and did not allow a hit. He did, however, walk eight batters, including the last four he faced (2.2-0-4-8-1, 65). Pierzynski then greeted reliever Chad Jenkins by blasting a home run to right center to put Boston in the lead, 5-3. Will Middlebrooks followed with a solo shot, his second of the season.
Junichi Tazawa ran into trouble in the eighth, allowing two runs (cutting Boston's lead to 7-5) and leaving two on, with one out. Chris Capuano struck out pinch-hitter Jonathan Diaz for the second out, but walked Jose Reyes in a 10-pitch battle, loading the bases. Manager John Farrell asked Uehara to get a four-out save. He got Melky Cabrera to pop up to Grady Sizemore in short left to end the bases-loaded threat.
In the ninth, Jose Bautista homered to left, cutting the score to 7-6. After Juan Francisco struck out, Dioner Navarro singled to right center. Cody Rasmus went down on strikes, but Brett Lawrie singled to center, putting runners at first and second. Uehara sealed the victory by retiring Moises Sierra on a fly to Jackie Bradley in center.