Betts homers to complete the cycle

ROLLING FOR A SEVEN Rick Porcello delivers a pitch last night in Toronto as the Red Sox looked to finish a sweep of the Blue Jays below Andrew Benintendi gets congratulations in the dugout after scoring a run in the first inning

ROLLING FOR A SEVEN Rick Porcello delivers a pitch last night in Toronto as the Red Sox looked to finish a sweep of the Blue Jays below Andrew Benintendi gets congratulations in the dugout after scoring a run in the first inning

"He's pretty good", Toronto starter Ryan Borucki said with a laugh, when asked about Betts, who hit a single in the first, a triple in the second, a double in the fourth to go along with his homer.

Eovaldi is 2-0 since coming to Boston and has yet to allow a run in 15 innings through two starts. However, Betts's cycle, going 4-for-4 with an RBI, wasn't enough to propel the Red Sox to a win.

Boston's Mookie Betts runs the bases after hitting a home run to complete hitting for the cycle during the ninth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.

J.D. Martinez hit his major-league leading 35th home run of the season.

The 2016 A.L. Cy Young Award victor was uncharacteristically off, issuing two walks to the first two batters he faced.

In improving to 2-2 in his rookie season, Borucki served up nine hits over his five innings - but held the Red Sox to a respectable four runs.

Toronto's second run came across after Grichuk hit into a fielder's choice.

The Yankees won their game against Texas, 7-3, and close the Sox lead to eight games in the AL East.

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The Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles sit at opposite ends of the spectrum in the world of Major League Baseball.

Smoak hit an RBI in the bottom of the inning to give Toronto a 5-4 advantage.

"That's a long time for a team to be around, and for me to be the first one, it's just a privilege", Mullins said. Continuing to pepper left field, Betts dropped a double in his fourth-inning at-bat.

Mitch Haniger, Denard Span, and Jean Segura - the top third of the Seattle batting order - combined to finish 10-for-13 with six runs and seven RBIs in a win at Houston.

In Cleveland, Michael Brantley's ninth-inning single gave the Indians their second straight walk-off victory over Minnesota.

NATIONALS 6, BRAVES 3 Gio Gonzalez pitched seven strong innings and earned his first victory since May 28 to help Washington defeat Atlanta to secure a four-game split.

A ninth-round draft pick of the Cleveland Indians in 2013 who arrived in Toronto in a July 31 trade deadline deal a year ago, it marked his first trip into a major-league setting.

James Paxton (10-5) improved to 4-0 in four starts against the Astros this season.

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