Red Sox Lose Sixth Straight, 13-5 To Streaking Blue Jays

The Boston Red Sox hope they can start playing like the team that just left Fenway Park.

The Toronto Blue Jays won their 11th straight game to tie the team record, routing the 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 and sent Boston to its season-worst sixth straight loss.

"Another tough loss today," Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts said. "Those guys are swinging the bat extremely hot and that's something we're kind of looking for right now, looking for a great run like they're having so far."

The Blue Jays beat up on rookie left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez, ending his stellar start to his big league career.

"I don't know it was necessarily an overall lack of command from Eddie today," manager John Farrell said. "He's going up against a hot lineup right now."

Goins' three-run homer capped a six-run fourth inning against Rodriguez (2-1). He was charged with nine runs on eight hits in 4 2-3 innings.

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.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons understands what the Red Sox are going through.

"Sometime there's no place to hide when things go bad," he said.

David Ortiz hit a three-run homer for Boston, which fell 10 games under .500.

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.

Marco Estrada (4-3) gave up five runs in five innings.

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. Dustin Pedroia and Ramirez had RBI singles before Ortiz homered.

Goins' two-run double came in a three-run seventh.


Ortiz homered for the second straight game and third in four.

"He's on some pitches much more consistently here," Farrell said.

It was the 475th of his career, tying Stan Musial and Willie Stargell for 29th all-time.


The Red Sox lost two balls in the sun - one by 2B Pedroia - and another dropped between four players in short center. Blue Jays RF Jose Bautista also lost one.

"Obviously (it was) pretty bad anytime you see Pedroia fighting the sun," Gibbons said.


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