BOSTON (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays won their 11th straight game to tie the team record, routing the Boston Red Sox 13-5 Sunday as Ryan Goins homered, doubled and drove in five runs.
Danny Valencia also homered as the highest-scoring club in the majors completed a sweep at Fenway Park and sent Boston to its season-worst sixth straight loss.
This is the fourth time Toronto has won 11 in a row, most recently in 2013. The Blue Jays can set the team mark Monday night when star shortstop Jose Reyes returns to Citi Field to play the New York Mets.
Goins’ three-run homer capped a six-run fourth inning as the Blue Jays roughed up rookie Eduardo Rodriguez (2-1).
According to research provided by the Red Sox, Rodriguez was the first pitcher in major league history to go six or more innings and not allow more than one run or three hits in each of his first three starts.
Marco Estrada (4-3) gave up five runs in five innings.
David Ortiz hit a three-run homer for Boston, which fell 10 games under .500.
Toronto opened a 10-0 lead in the fifth. Chris Colabello had a RBI single and Russell Martin chased Rodriguez with a run-scoring double, with Red Sox fans booing when left fielder Hanley Ramirez misplayed a carom in the corner.
Valencia then hit reliever Steven Wright’s first pitch completely over the Green Monster seats.
The Red Sox answered with five in the bottom of the inning. Pedroia and Ramirez had RBI singles before Ortiz homered.
Goins’ two-run double came in a three-run seventh.
Red Sox: 3B Pablo Sandoval was back in the starting lineup after leaving Saturday’s loss with tightness in his right quadriceps. … RHP Justin Masterson, on the 15-day DL with right shoulder tendinitis, will make another rehab start for Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday. … Manager John Farrell said he’d know if CF Mookie Betts would be back in the lineup Monday after taking BP Sunday. He ran into the wall near Boston’s bullpen on Friday. … Slumping Mike Napoli was rested for the second straight day.
Blue Jays: LHP Mark Buehrle (7-4, 4.25 ERA) is slated to face the Mets’ RHP Noah Syndergaard (2-4, 4.15) when the clubs open a two-game series. Buehrle has won his last three starts, twice throwing complete games.
Red Sox: RHP Rick Porcello (4-6, 5.26 ERA) looks to halt his four-game losing streak when the Red Sox open a two-game series against Atlanta and RHP William Perez (2-0, 2.78) on Monday at Fenway Park.