NEWS
06/29/2015 21:41 EDT | Updated 06/29/2016 01:12 EDT

Buchholz, Bogearts lead Boston Red Sox over Toronto Blue Jays

TORONTO - Clay Buchholz gave up five hits and just one earned run while striking out five through eight innings of work as the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 on Monday at Rogers Centre.Buchholz (6-6) tossed 96 pitches — 68 for strikes — to outduel Toronto's R.A. Dickey for the victory.Xander Bogaerts had a two-run double for the Red Sox (35-43) and Mookie Betts cashed in on a single from Brock Holt. Koji Uehara worked a 1-2-3 ninth to earn the save.Dickey (3-8) went six innings for Toronto, allowing six hits with three walks, three strikeouts and three earned runs.The knuckleballer opened the third inning with a walk to Jackie Bradley Jr. Betts followed with a single and Dickey issued another walk to Holt to load the bases with nobody out.Bogaerts then took the first pitch he saw over the head of Jose Bautista in right field for a two-run double and the game's first runs.Dickey got the next three batters to fly out, stranding runners on second and third.Betts started off the fifth with a triple and Holt sent him home on a bloop single to make it 3-0 Red Sox.Toronto (41-37) finally got to Buchholz in the bottom of the sixth inning for its first run of the game.After opening the inning with a single, Devon Travis moved to second on a fielders choice and then came home on a double from Josh Donaldson.Liam Hendriks came on in relief for the Blue Jays to start the seventh and retired five in a row before Brett Cecil came in to finish the eighth by striking out David Ortiz.Toronto nearly scored the game's first run when Kevin Pillar hit a double to left field in the bottom of the second. Russell Martin thought about going from first to home on the play but pulled up after passing third and was eventually tagged out by Pablo Sandoval to end the inning.In the third inning, manager John Gibbons attempted to hit-and-run, but Ryan Goins went down swinging and Travis was caught trying to take second after opening the inning with a single.Notes: Attendance was 27,107. … RHP Marco Estrada is expected to make the start Tuesday for Toronto. Boston will counter with LHP Eduardo Rodriguez.