Rich Gedman's two-run double highlighted a four-run rally in the seventh inning that lifted the Red Sox over the Toronto Blue Jays, 8-7, last night in Boston.
The Red Sox totaled 14 hits off five Toronto pitchers, including top relievers Gary Lavelle (2-1) and Bill Caudill, and overcame a 6-2 deficit after 4 1/2 innings for their 10th victory in 11 games and 13 in 15.
Boston starter Bruce Kison yielded six runs on 10 hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings. Rookie Mike Trujillo (1-1) allowed three hits in 2 1/3 innings to win his first game, then Bob Stanley protected the lead the last two innings for his eighth save. It was the 105th save of his career, surpassing Dick Radatz's team record of 104.
Wade Boggs, who hit a two-run homer, his second, to pull Boston within 6-4 in the fifth, began the seventh with a walk off Ron Musselman.
"Their pitcher had a nasty sinker," Boggs said, "so I did what I do best -- walk. We have been playing total baseball and tonight was no different. Everyone contributed."
After Boggs walked, Dennis Lamp replaced Musselman. Jim Rice's double to left-center scored Boggs. Lavelle replaced Lamp and got two outs before Dwight Evans walked and Gedman followed with his double.
Gedman took third on the throw to the plate and scored on a single by Marty Barrett to make it 8-6.
The Blue Jays pulled to 8-7 when Len Matuszek led off the ninth inning with his second home run of the season. He also had two doubles and a single in five trips.