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Final: Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 2

Posted by Staff  September 22, 2013 01:14 PM

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Final: Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 2: Koji Uehara came in the 9th inning and earned his 21st save. He needed just nine pitches to retire the Blue Jays in order.

For the seventh time since 2003, the Red Sox picked up a 95-win season.

Doubront pitched seven innings and allowed just two runs to earn the win in his first start since Sept. 6.

Jackie Bradley Jr. and David Ortiz both homered off R.A. Dickey knuckleballs. Bradley Jr.'s was a three-run shot that cleared the Blue Jays bullpen, while Ortiz's solo home run cleared the 380 marker in right field.

Boston finished with an 11-8 record against the Blue Jays, winning the season series for the fifth time in the last six years.

Bottom of the 7th: Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 2 The Sox go quietly after Lavarnway grounded into a 5-4-3 double play, and Bradley Jr. struck out. Franklin Morales is out to pitch the eigth inning. Doubront pitched a solid seven innings, allowing just two runs on four hits. He retired nine straight and had two strikeouts, finishing with 97 pitches.

Top of the 7th: Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 2 Drew showed great range on a ground ball up the middle, finished with a spinning throw to get Pillar. Since giving up the home run to Pillar, Doubront has retired nine straight batters. He only needed eight pitches to get out of the seventh inning.

Bottom of the 6th: Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 2 Once again, one of Dickey's knuckleballs ends up over the right field fence. Ortiz turned on the first pitch, sending a towering shot over the 380-foot marker. That was his 29th of the season and his 98th RBI. Dickey is at 86 pitches.

Top of the 5th: Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 2 Pillar added his second RBI of the day, this time on a home run off the Green Monster. He slid into second base after the ball bounced back into play and Nava threw to the bag. The ball bounced off the top of the wall and was ruled a home run, and Pillar finished his trip around the bases.

End of the 3rd: Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 1 Not much to see in a quiet inning, except for Ortiz's line drive double to center field. Rajai Davis appeared to throw him out at second base but he was called safe. The Blue Jays weren't happy with the call, and John Gibbons came out to argue.

Bottom of the 2nd: Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 1 Dickey left a knuckleball hanging in the zone, and Jackie Bradley Jr. sent it over the Jays bullpen for a three-run home run. It was his third of the season. Ryan Lavarnway singled to center field to bring Daniel Nava home to tie the game.

Top of the 2nd: Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 0 Doubront got into a bit of trouble after giving up a walk and consecutive singles. Kevin Pillar's single to center brought home Mark DeRosa. With runners on first and second, Doubront got out of the jam by striking out Josh Thole. He was caught looking at a 92-mile-per-hour fastball.

Bottom of the 1st: Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 0 And now the Red Sox go down in order. R.A. Dickey's knuckleball effective early, as he induced two groundouts and struck out Shane Victorino. It also looked like he splintered Ortiz's bat on his groundout.

Top of the 1st: Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 0 Felix Doubront, who is starting his first game since Sept. 6, retired the Blue Jays in order. He threw 16 pitches that inning, all fastballs, and touched 94 miles per hour.

Carl Yastrzemski is honored before the game with a video ceremony, and he threw out the first pitch to David Ortiz. Yaz received a hearty welcome from the Fenway crowd. Earlier today, a statue of the Red Sox great was unveiled outside of Gate B.

Welcome to Fenway Park for the final regular-season home game of the 2013 season. The Red Sox are looking to close out the Blue Jays after splitting the first two games of the series. After a cloudy and rainy morning, it's turned out to be a beautiful afternoon for baseball. Follow here for updates throughout the game.

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