Posted: Apr 27, 2014 1:47 PM
Updated: Apr 27, 2014 1:47 PM
TORONTO (AP) Melky Cabrera, one of a record six players from the Dominican Republic in Toronto's starting lineup, hit a go-ahead double and the Blue Jays ended a season-worst four-game losing streak, beating the Boston Red Sox 7-1 Sunday.
The first four hitters in Toronto's lineup were all from the Dominican Republic: shortstop Jose Reyes, outfielders Cabrera and Jose Bautista and first baseman Edwin Encarnacion.
Juan Francisco served as the designated hitter, batting sixth, and outfielder Moises Sierra batted seventh.
R.A. Dickey (2-3) won for the first time in four starts.
Jon Lester (2-4) allowed four runs and five hits in seven innings. He walked none, struck out seven and threw a season-high 122 pitches.
Brett Lawrie homered and drove in two runs as the Blue Jays avoided their first sweep against Boston since June 2011.