TORONTO (AP) – David Ortiz hit two home runs, including a drive in the 11th inning that gave the Boston Red Sox a 6-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.

Manny Ramirez also homered for the Red Sox, who recovered after wasting a 5-0 lead and moved 31/2 games ahead of the second-place New York Yankees in the AL East.

Ortiz hit a solo homer off Ted Lilly in the fourth before his go-ahead drive against Pete Walker (6-5), which gave him his eighth multihomer game this season.

Ortiz has 40 homers, one short of the career high he set last year, and joined Carl Yastrzemski (1969 and 70) as the only Boston players with consecutive 40-homer seasons.

Jonathan Papelbon (1-1) pitched two innings for his first major league victory.

Toronto scored five runs in the seventh after Boston starter Bronson Arroyo allowed the first three batters to reach. Gabe Gross had an RBI single off Keith Foulke, Russ Adams hit a sacrifice fly off Foulke and Vernon Wells hit a three-run homer off Mike Timlin.

Ortiz’s first homer hit off the scoreboard in right. just below the Hard Rock Cafe. After Ortiz singled in the sixth, Ramirez hit his 35th homer, a drive off the Windows restaurant in center field.

Boston increased the lead in the seventh on Edgar Renteria’s RBI single and Ortiz’s run-scoring grounder off Vinnie Chulk.

Arroyo allowed three runs and five hits in six-plus innings, tying his career-high with five walks.

Red Sox center fielder Johnny Damon didn’t play because of a sore left shoulder. Damon got a cortisone shot after Friday night’s game in New York, sat out Saturday and was Boston’s designated hitter on Sunday.

Notes: Damon has been playing with discomfort since hurting the shoulder on a slide the previous Sunday against Baltimore. … Toronto 2B Orlando Hudson has missed four straight games because of sprained left ankle and manager John Gibbons said he won’t be back before the weekend. Rookie Aaron Hill has played 2B in his place.

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