Jays hang on to beat Red Sox

Toronto Blue Jays' Rajai Davis is caught stealing by Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew in...

Toronto Blue Jays' Rajai Davis is caught stealing by Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew in Boston on Saturday night. (REUTERS/Dominick Reuters)

Ken Fidlin, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:57 AM ET

BOSTON - For the 13th consecutive season, pitcher Mark Buehrle passed the 200-inning barrier Saturday night as the Blue Jays rallied around him for a 4-2 victory over the newly minted American League East Division champion Boston Red Sox.

Buehrle stifled the Red Sox on five hits over six innings, allowing just one run. He got all the run support he needed in the form of a three-run, two-out Toronto rally in the fourth inning after Boston starter Clay Buchholz had been perfect through three innings.

It was Buehrles 12th win of the season and this also marks the 13th consecutive season in which he has gone into double-figures in wins, a rare bright spot in the tale of woe that has plagued Torontos starting rotation this season.

"Hes had a tremendous year," said manager John Gibbons. "Slow start then he really kicked it in. Hes been doing what he's done his whole career. Thirteen straight years of 200 innings, never on the DL. Hes a rare guy. It was nice to get that win for him tonight.


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