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Red Sox Lose To Toronto Blue Jays, 7-1

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Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer, Josh Donaldson had three hits and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Boston 7-1 on Saturday, handing the slumping Red Sox their seventh loss in eight games.

Encarnacion had two hits and walked twice. Donaldson went 3 for 5 with an RBI and scored two runs as Toronto won its third straight.

Russell Martin put the Blue Jays in front with a sacrifice fly in the first. It was the 24th first-inning run allowed by Boston in 30 games. They're 5-15 when the opposition scores first.

Donaldson hit an RBI single in the second and Encarnacion connected for a two-out homer in the fourth, his fifth.

Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison (3-0) won for the first time in three starts, allowing one run and seven hits in five innings.

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