TORONTO (AP) — David Ortiz homered and scored three times, including the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-9 on Tuesday night.

Jason Bay also homered for the Red Sox, while left-hander Hideki Okajima (4-0) pitched one perfect inning for the win.

Marco Scutaro hit a two-run single off Jonathan Papelbon in the eighth but the Boston closer got Adam Lind to fly out to the warning track in left, leaving the bases loaded.

Papelbon pitched around a leadoff single and a two-out walk in the ninth to earn his 29th save in 32 chances.

With the score tied 7-all, Ortiz walked to begin the eighth and took second on Nick Green’s single. Alex Gonzalez bunted back to the mound but Casey Janssen (2-4) bobbled the ball, then threw wildly to first, allowing Ortiz to score.

Jacoby Ellsbury followed with a sacrifice fly and, one out later, Victor Martinez added an RBI double.

Staked to a four-run lead, Josh Beckett’s bid to become baseball’s first 15-game winner ended when he gave up a game-tying, two-run homer to Rod Barajas in the sixth.

Beckett allowed seven runs and nine hits in 5 1-3 innings. He walked one and struck out four.

Ortiz went 2 for 3 with two walks and three RBIs while Ellsbury was 2 for 3 with two RBIs.

Batting seventh for the second time in four games, Ortiz homered to center on the first pitch of the fourth, his 18th.

Bay did the same one inning later, drilling the first pitch of the fifth off the facing of the second deck in right-center, his 26th and sixth in 10 games.

Toronto got solo homers from Randy Ruiz and Travis Snider, who was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas earlier in the day, but still lost for the fifth time in six games.

Blue Jays rookie left-hander Ricky Romero didn’t figure in the decision despite allowing a career-high six runs, five earned, and eight hits in 3 2-3 innings. Romero, who walked three and struck out two, is 0-2 with a 10.50 ERA in three career starts against Boston.

The Red Sox jumped on Romero with a four-run second. Ortiz hit a two-run double, Alex Gonzalez had an RBI grounder and Ellsbury capped it with an RBI single.

Ruiz’s homer, his third, and Edwin Encarnacion’s sacrifice fly cut it to 4-2, but Ortiz’s blast and another Ellsbury sacrifice fly gave Boston a 6-2 lead.

Snider and Bay traded homers, making it 7-3, but Toronto cut it to 7-5 on Lind’s two-run single in the fifth, then tied it on Barajas’ homer in the sixth.

Boston’s Kevin Youkilis returned to the lineup after serving a five-game suspension for charging the mound and throwing his helmet at Detroit right-hander Rick Porcello on Aug. 11. Outfielder J.D. Drew also started for Boston after missing two games with a sore groin. Martinez caught in place of Jason Varitek, who was scratched with muscle spasms in his neck.

NOTES: Boston RHP Tim Wakefield (back) threw a bullpen before the game and is still not ready to come off the DL … Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia returned to Boston Tuesday afternoon to be with his wife as she gave birth to the couple’s first child, Dylan. … Boston pitching coach John Farrell also left the team Tuesday and returned home to Cleveland for a personal matter. Bullpen coach Gary Tuck replaced Farrell. … OF Rocco Baldelli (ankle) went 0 for 3 with a strikeout in his first rehab game at Triple-A Pawtucket.


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