BOSTON (AP) Jackie Bradley Jr. had four hits with a two-run home run and four RBIs, Rick Porcello pitched into the eighth inning and the Boston Red Sox outslugged the AL East-leading Toronto Blue Jays 11-4 Monday.
The Blue Jays lost for just the fourth time in 16 games. They had their lead atop the East sliced to a half game over the New York Yankees, who beat Baltimore 8-6.
Bradley added two singles and a double, and Travis Shaw hit a two-run homer for Boston, which posted its fourth straight win and eighth in 11 games.
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Josh Donaldson and Justin Smoak each hit solo homers for Toronto. Donaldson's was his 37th.
Porcello (7-12) had his third consecutive strong start since coming off the disabled list following a right triceps strain. He allowed four runs - three earned - and eight hits over 7 1-3 innings.
David Ortiz had a pair of doubles and an RBI. The second was high off the Green Monster - below a sign with the white numbers `497' that signify his chase to become the 27th player to hit 500 career homers.
Working on seven days' rest after complaining of fatigue, Mark Buerhle (14-7) gave up five runs on nine hits in 3 1-3 innings.
Toronto leads the majors with 191 homers and 750 runs.
The Red Sox broke in front 5-1 by scoring twice in both the third and fourth.
Bradley homered into the first row of Monster seats in a three-run sixth.
The 25-year-old outfielder, who shuttled between Triple-A Pawtucket and the majors this season, continued his torrid pace. Since Aug. 9, he's hitting .446 with 24 extra-base hits in 25 games.
Xander Bogaerts' run-scoring grounder pushed Boston in front 2-1 before Ortiz's RBI double.
Bradley and Mookie Betts had consecutive RBI singles, making it 5-1.
Blue Jays: RHP Marcus Stroman, who tore a ligament in his left knee during spring training, made his second rehab start Monday, giving up four runs on eight hits over three innings for Triple-A Buffalo.
Red Sox: Ortiz was back in the lineup after leaving Sunday's game with a tight right calf, but he did appear to be limping after his second double. . 3B Pablo Sandoval also returned after missing three games with tightness in his back.
Blue Jays: RHP R.A. Dickey (10-10) looks to keep his hot streak going on Tuesday night. He's 7-0 in his last nine starts.
Red Sox: Rookie LHP Henry Owens (2-2) hopes to bounce back from a rough outing. The 23-year-old, taped to a pole in the dugout in Sunday's win over Philadelphia, was tagged for seven runs in just 1 2-3 innings in a loss to the Yankees on Wednesday.