Blue Jays win 8-5 against Red Sox

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Teoscar Hernandez also had a homer for the Blue Jays (52-62) and Justin Smoak drove in a pair of runs.

Borucki (2-2) allowed four runs, nine hits and three walks and struck out two in five innings.

Even when the Red Sox lose, Mookie Betts still finds a way to steal the show. Lindor had two hits - his American League-leading 47th multi-hit game - and drove in three runs, and Yonder Alonso homered for Cleveland.

Johnson (3-3) allowed five runs and six hits to earn his first career win over the Blue Jays.

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Meanwhile, Porcello walked the first two batters he faced and it only got worse from there.

Betts, who went 4-for-4 with a walk, is now hitting.347 on the season. Miguel Andujar and Aaron Hicks also went deep, helping NY win its fourth straight since a five-game skid that included a four-game sweep at AL East-leading Boston.

The Blue Jays added a run in the bottom of the sixth against Hector Velazquez when Granderson doubled and Travis singled. A sacrifice fly by Mitch Moreland was followed by three straight walks - the last two with the bases loaded - before Holt smacked a two-run single to centre. He doubled off the left-field wall in the fourth.

"I don't know if you can [stop Betts from hitting], especially because he's hot", Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said of Betts. He gave up eight runs in two-plus innings of work to the Jays on July 13.

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Chris Taylor and Brian Dozier homered in a three-run ninth inning that snapped a 5-5 tie, and Los Angeles beat Colorado in Denver.

PADRES 8, BREWERS 4 Hunter Renfroe hit a go-ahead grand slam in the ninth inning, his fourth consecutive game with a home run, and San Diego rallied for a victory over Milwaukee. The trio totaled seven extra-base hits, with Span and Segura each recording their ninth homers.

A ninth-round draft pick of the Cleveland Indians in 2013 who arrived in Toronto in a July 31 trade deadline deal past year, it marked his first trip into a major-league setting.

NATIONALS 6, BRAVES 3 Gio Gonzalez pitched seven strong innings and earned his first victory since May 28 to help Washington defeat Atlanta to secure a four-game split.

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Orioles: Jimmy Yacabonis (0-0, 7.15 ERA) starts the opener, followed by Yefry Ramirez (1-4, 5.66 ERA).

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