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  • 04 September 2019
    BOSTON -- The Toronto Blue Jays are trying to start another long winning streak. [b]Carl Banks Womens Jersey[/b] . They might have a better chance if they didnt keep falling so far behind. After winning 11 consecutive games, the Blue Jays dropped their fourth in the last five with a 7-5 loss to the Red Sox on Friday night after erasing a five-run deficit. One night earlier, they lost to Boston 7-4 after falling behind by seven. "What makes it tough is we came back and tied it" on Friday, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said, "but its never easy playing catch-up and thats what weve had to do." Josh Johnson left after 3 1-3 innings trailing 5-0, but Toronto tied it in the sixth on Edwin Encarnacions 23rd homer of the year, a solo shot. "They chipped away, did a really good job," Johnson said. "I should have still been in the game but I didnt do my job." Toronto charged back into contention in the AL East with that 11-game surge, then went on the road and lost two of three to Tampa Bay before coming to Boston. "We played so good for so long," Gibbons said. "Thats the way the game works sometimes. Youre bound to cool off a little bit." Koji Uehara keeps getting hotter as Bostons new closer. He had his third perfect save in three days. "Im going to tell them that Im not available tomorrow," a laughing Uehara said through a translator. Joel Hanrahan had blown four of his six save opportunities and had a 9.82 ERA before Tommy John elbow surgery ended his season. Andrew Bailey also struggled and blew two consecutive save chances before manager John Farrell turned to his third option, Uehara. "After he went through his throwing program, he said he was good to go" for a third straight day, Farrell said. "So, we were in a save situation, he was going to be the guy." Jonny Gomes put Uehara in that situation when he broke a tie with a bases-loaded, pinch-hit single in the two-run seventh. "Im a grinder," he said. "Im willing to take one off the neck for the team. Youve definitely got to be confident." Gomes hadnt played in five of the previous six games, but is 4 for 12 with two homers and three RBIs as a pinch hitter. He also is hitting .321 with runners in scoring position. The Red Sox had 15 hits, giving them at least 10 for the sixth time in seven games. They have 93 hits over that span. Andrew Miller (1-2) got the win with 1 1-3 scoreless innings. The Red Sox won their fourth in a row and improved to 49-33, the best record in the AL and 3 1/2 games over second-place Baltimore in the AL East. Theyre 16 games over .500 for the first time since they finished the 2011 season at 90-72. Last season, the Red Sox won just 69 games. With the score tied at 5, Shane Victorino and Dustin Pedroia singled in the seventh off Neil Wagner (1-2). Brett Cecil relieved and both runners moved up on a wild pitch before Mike Napoli walked, loading the bases. Gomes, pinch hitting for Daniel Nava, then lined a single past third baseman Maicer Izturis for the go-ahead run. Darren Oliver came in and walked Jarrod Saltalamacchia, forcing in the second run of the inning. Boston had led 5-0 through four innings against Johnson. But Toronto scored four runs in the next two innings and tied it in the seventh. "We battled to come back and tie it and then they dropped two on us again real quick," Gibbons said, "but the bullpen cant be perfect every night." Uehara has been. He struck out two of the three batters he faced in each of the last three games -- one against Colorado and two against Toronto. "Theyve been trying to find that guy ever since Hanrahan went down and then Bailey struggled," Gibbons said. "He seems like the perfect guy for it." The Red Sox went ahead 2-0 in the second on a walk to Napoli, a single by Nava and Stephen Drews sixth triple of the season and third in four games. Napoli singled in a run in the third before the Red Sox scored two in the fourth when Drew started the rally with a one-out double. He left the game with a tight right hamstring and Brandon Snyder pinch ran. Jose Iglesias then singled and both runners scored on a single by Jacoby Ellsbury. After four shutout innings, Red Sox rookie Allen Webster struggled in the fifth when he allowed RBI singles to Jose Bautista and Encarnacion and a sacrifice fly to Adam Lind. Izturis made it 5-4 with a sacrifice fly in the sixth. Notes: Farrell said Drew is day-to-day. ... Ellsbury extended his hitting streak to nine games and increased his AL-high total to 22 hits leading off an inning. ... Toronto SS Jose Reyes singled in the third, his first hit since he returned Wednesday after missing 66 games with a severely sprained left ankle. ... Boston rookie SS Iglesias went 2 for 4 and has 52 hits in 124 at bats. ... Johnson, who came to Toronto from Miami after last season, got his only win with the Blue Jays in his previous start, a 13-5 victory over Baltimore. ... Esmil Rogers (3-3) pitches for Toronto on Saturday against Felix Doubront (4-3) in the third game of the four-game series. [b]Saquon Barkley Jersey[/b] . Setting United on its way to a 2-0 victory, Rooney sent the ball high from inside the halfway line over goalkeeper Adrian after just seven minutes. "Its just instinct, Ive turned and had a quick look and seen the goalkeeper off his line," Rooney said. [b]Julian Love Jersey[/b] . "We cannot stay the same way the whole season long," said Reyes. "This is not acceptable. Something needs to change because were a better team than what were showing right now. Its a long season and we just need to continue to push." Its been a frustrating week for the ballclub.LONDON, Ont. -- The Carleton Ravens got a rude welcome back to Canadian university football. Quarterback Will Finch completed 26-of-32 passes for 409 yards and three touchdowns as the Western Mustangs trounced Carleton 71-4 on Monday in the Ravens first football game in 15 years. Carleton shut down its football program in 1998 to cut costs. The new team is backed by Old Crows Football Inc., a not-for-profit run by alumni and former Ravens players. "Carleton is a really young football team so its one of those games thats really hard to manage in the second half," said Mustangs head coach Greg Marshall. "In the first half we wanted to play our game. In the second half what we tried to do is just try to manage the score." Wide receivers Garret Sanvido and Adam Sinclair caught two TDs each for Western (2-0). Sanvido had 125 yards, while Sinclair had 114. Kicker Andrew Banerjee scored all the points for Carleton (0-1) with a 40-yard field goal and a rouge. The Mustangs had 781 yards of total offence to the Ravens 218. Carletonn will host its home opener in Ottawa on Saturday. [b]Doug Kotar Womens Jersey[/b]. Also in CIS action, No. 7 Guelph 24 Windsor 23; Ottawa 44 Waterloo 32; No. 2 Queens 31 No. 6 McMaster 24 and Toronto 17 Laurier 3. No. 7 Guelph 24 Windsor 23 At Guelph, Ont., kicker Daniel Ferraro hit a 17-yard field goal with three seconds left to give the Gryphons (2-0) win over the Lancers (1-1). Ferraro had three field goals on the day. --- Ottawa 44 Waterloo 32 At Waterloo, Ont., quarterback Aaron Colbon threw four TDs and two interceptions with 452 yards to lead the Gee-Gees (1-1) to victory over the Warriors (0-2). --- No. 2 Queens 31 No. 6 McMaster 24 At Kingston, Ont., defensive back Yann Dika-Balotoken picked off two passes and returned them for touchdowns to lead the second-ranked Gaels (2-0) to victory over the No. 6 Marauders (1-1). --- Toronto 27 Laurier 20 At Waterloo, Ont., QB Chris Jugovic threw two TDs for 259 yards and running back Aaron Milton threw a 20-yard touchdown pass as well as the Varsity Blues (1-1) downed the Golden Hawks (0-2). ' ' '