What looked to be a blowout loss turned into a close matchup after the Blue Jays rallied with an eight-run sixth, which was keyed by Troy Glaus' three-run homer and Matt Stairs' two-run double. However, it wasn't enough as the Jays' three-game win streak ended in the opener.
Every hitter in Boston's lineup had at least one hit, and the Red Sox needed every run they produced as the Jays mounted a valiant rally off Daisuke Matsuzaka and the bullpen. With the victory, the Sox extended their win streak to three games and their AL East lead over the Yankees to seven.
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