Blue Jays lose rubber match to Red Sox

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey and second baseman Ryan Goins protest the call by umpire...

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey and second baseman Ryan Goins protest the call by umpire Manny Gonzalez on Boston Red Sox base runner David Ortiz at Fenway Park in Boston, Sept. 22, 2013. (DOMINICK REUTER/Reuters)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:44 PM ET

BOSTON - As has been the case all season, the Toronto Blue Jays once again failed to put any kind of a dent in their American League East rivals Sunday, losing 5-2 to the Boston Red Sox in the rubber match of this three-game series.

The Jays completed their season series against the Red Sox with eight wins in 19 games. With three games each remaining against the Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays, the Blue Jays have a 27-43 record within their division. They are 44-40 outside their own division.

In an inconsistent season for knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, this was another afternoon where his fate depended on one pitch. On this day, that fateful pitch was dealt to Boston rookie outfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr., who belted a high knuckler for a three-run home run during a four-run second inning uprising.


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