04/27/2015 21:54 EDT | Updated 06/27/2015 01:12 EDT

Betts' RBI single lifts Boston Red Sox to 6-5 win over Toronto Blue Jays

BOSTON - Mookie Betts hit a game-ending RBI single to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.Pablo Sandoval homered for the second straight day for Boston, hitting a solo shot before leaving the game with a sore neck. He also had a two-run single.The Red Sox have won the opener of each of their seven series this season.Russell Martin had a two-run double and rookie Devon Travis belted his sixth homer for the Blue Jays, who were coming off a three-game sweep against Tampa Bay on the first leg of their 10-game road trip.With one out in the bottom of the ninth, Xander Bogaerts and Ryan Hanigan singled off Miguel Castro (0-2) before moving up on a wild pitch. Betts then singled through a drawn-in infield — to the left of shortstop Jose Reyes.Koji Uehara (2-1) worked a perfect ninth for the win.Trailing 5-4 in the eighth, the Red Sox loaded the bases and David Ortiz was walked intentionally before Hanley Ramirez hit a tying sacrifice fly. Left fielder Dalton Pompey saved at least one run with a diving grab in the gap. Third baseman Josh Donaldson ended the inning by making a leaping grab of Daniel Nava's liner.Toronto starter Aaron Sanchez allowed four runs, three earned, and struck out seven in 5 2-3 innings.Boston's Joe Kelly struck out 10 in six innings, but gave up five runs and five hits.The Blue Jays jumped ahead 3-0 in the first on an RBI single by Travis and two-run double by Martin.Boston got two back in the bottom of the inning on Sandoval's two-run single.Travis homered into the Green Monster seats in the third, making it 4-2. Kevin Pillar added an RBI single.Sandoval homered into Toronto's bullpen in the fifth.The start of the game was delayed 33 minutes by rain.TRAINER'S ROOMBlue Jays: Jose Bautista was back in the lineup after missing five games with a strained right shoulder. He went 0 for 3 while serving as the designated hitter because he's still unable to throw.Red Sox: Mike Napoli was out of the lineup because he was sick. ... OF Rusney Castillo is expected to DH for Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday. He has been sidelined with a shoulder injury since spring training.PANDA HURT ON BELLY FLOPSandoval made a headlong, belly-flop grab on Pompey's soft liner on attempted sacrifice in the fourth inning. He homered in his next at-bat before leaving in the top of the sixth.TEMPER, TEMPERReyes and Edwin Encarnacion flung their bats and helmets after striking out swinging to end innings.UP NEXTBlue Jays: RHP Drew Hutchison (2-0, 5.48 ERA) is scheduled to start in the second game of the three-game series. He is coming off his best outing of the season, earning the victory after allowing two runs in eight innings against Baltimore last Thursday.Red Sox: RHP Clay Buchholz (1-2, 4.84 ERA) is coming off a solid outing last Wednesday when he gave up just one earned run in six innings against Tampa Bay while posting his fifth career double-digit strikeout outing of his career with 10.