Betts Drives In Winning Run As Red Sox Emerge Walk-Off Winners Over Toronto
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Trailing 5-4 in the bottom of the eighth inning, the Red Sox realized that they were staring a three-game losing streak dead in the eyes. 

Luckily for the Boston faithful, the resilient group was able to piece together a comeback. 

An RBI sacrifice fly in the eighth by Hanley Ramirez coupled with a walk-off RBI single by Mookie Betts signified a resounding victory for the Red Sox, as they avoided plunging two games back behind the first-place Yankees with a 6-5 victory over Toronto. 

After Alexi Ogando retired the side in the top of the eighth, the Red Sox bats went to work quickly against Blue Jays reliever Alberto Osuna. Betts, who went 3-for-4 out of the leadoff spot, immediately singled to left, and Dustin Pedroia subsequently mustered a base hit of his own. The tandem then advanced on a wild pitch, and, following an intentional walk of David Ortiz, Ramirez hit a fly ball to left to plate Betts. 

Allen Craig struck out looking and Daniel Nava lined out to third to strand Pedroia in scoring position, however the deciding run would come in the following inning. After Toronto pitcher Miguel Castro stuck out Brock Holt to begin the final stanza, Xander Bogaerts singled to left and Ryan Hanigan singled to right. The pair then advanced on yet another Toronto wild pitch, and scored on the ensuing pitch as Betts laced one through the gap in left-center to clinch the win. 

oston faced two separate three-run deficits in the contest as well. The Blue Jays were able to rattle pitcher Joe Kelly from the outset, compiling a 3-0 lead before the Red Sox even received the chance to bat. Devon Travis singled home Jose Reyes to begin the game, and, after a Josh Donaldson walk, Russell Martin doubled to left, plating both runners. </p>  <p>The Red Sox were able to lessen the Blue Jay advantage in the bottom of the inning, after Pablo Sandoval's single to left plated both Ortiz and Pedroia, however Toronto increased their lead to 4-2 in the third after a Travis home run, and 5-2 in the fourth after Kevin Pillar's RBI single.</p>  <p>Fortunately for Boston, Sandoval's bat was simply on fire before he exited the game in the sixth inning with neck soreness, as he lifted a homer to right to shorten the deficit to 5-3 in the bottom of the fourth, and Kelly was able to settle down, pitching a scoreless fifth and sixth inning. </p>  <p>Betts manufactured more offense in the fifth, as he doubled and came around to score a fielding error by pitcher Aaron Sanchez. </p>  <p>Closer Koji Uehara (2-1) garnered the victory after pitching a perfect ninth inning, while Castro (0-2) was charged with the loss after yielding the game-winning run. </p>  <p>The two squads will face off again tomorrow evening at 6:10 PM ET, as Toronto's Drew Hutchison squares off against Clay Buchholz. </p> </section><div class=