TORONTO -- Pinch-hitter Danny Valencia had a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over the Red Sox 5-2 Wednesday night.
Jose Bautista homered for the second straight night, a two-run drive in the first that helped the Blue Jays improve to 7-16 in August.
With Boston leading 2-1, Edwin Encarnacion doubled off Joe Kelly starting the seventh, and left-hander Tommy Layne (0-1) relieved.
Dioner Navarro's at-bat was prolonged when catcher David Ross dropped his foul popup for an error. and Navarro singled.
Right-hander Junichi Tazawa came in, and Valencia turned on a 2-0 pitch for his first home run since Toronto acquired him from Kansas City on July 28. Eight of 20 home runs off Tazawa in his big league career have been hit by Blue Jays batters.
RAYS 3, ORIOLES 1: In Baltimore, Drew Smyly allowed two hits over seven innings in his second straight overpowering performance, and Tampa Bay jumped to an early lead against rookie Kevin Gausman.
Evan Longoria had three hits for the Rays, who won for only the fourth time in 11 games. Tampa Bay scored all its runs in the first two innings and Smyly (9-10) made the margin stand.