Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Fred Lewis' sacrifice fly capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth as Toronto shocked Boston, 6-5, to avoid a three-game sweep at Rogers Centre.
Red Sox starter John Lackey cruised into the ninth inning with a 5-2 lead but was greeted by Jose Bautista's league-leading 36th home run of the season. The hit brought out closer Jonathan Papelbon (4-5), who immediately yielded a double to Vernon Wells. Wells was crossing home just as quickly on Adam Lind's base hit back through the middle.
DeWayne Wise came on as a pinch-runner for Lind and swiped second before Aaron Hill drilled a pitch back toward the mound. It deflected and was caught up amongst the legs of Papelbon, who couldn't locate in time as Wise moved to third and Hill took first.
Travis Snider went down swinging, but Edwin Encarnacion ripped a double into the left-field corner to score Wise with the tying run and Hill advanced to third with one out. Lyle Overbay was intentionally walked to load the bases and create a force at any base and Papelbon was pulled in favor of Daniel Bard. Lewis' fly ball was only to shallow center but Jacoby Ellsbury had to back up on it initially and couldn't get enough on the throw home.