Jays' R.A. Dickey stops bleeding with return to form against Red Sox

Jays starter R.A. Dickey delivers to the plate against the Red Sox during MLB action in Toronto on...

Jays starter R.A. Dickey delivers to the plate against the Red Sox during MLB action in Toronto on Sunday, April 27, 2014. (Tom Szczerbowski/USA TODAY Sports)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:29 PM ET

TORONTO - Perhaps the Blue Jays should hand out bobblehead dolls every time R.A. Dickey starts.

Whatever the inspiration, Dickey was at his best Sunday afternoon on a day when his knuckleball and bobblehead likeness reigned supreme.

The Jays' No. 1 starter, Dickey pitched like an ace this day when they needed it most.

Having lost four in a row, Dickey came in and stopped the bleeding as he limited the Red Sox to five hits and one run over 6.1 innings and picked up the much-needed win in the Jays 7-1 victory.

The six-game homestand against AL East opponents, first Baltimore and now Boston, did not go in the Jays favour as they lost both series and finished with a 2-4 record.

By winning the finale against Boston, however, they avoided a three-game sweep and set them up on a positive note as they embark on an eight-game, three-city swing that opens Tuesday in Kansas City.


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