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BOSTON -- Edwin Encarnacion continued his torrid run through May, which is only two-thirds over. [url=http://www.vansshoesclear

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BOSTON -- Edwin Encarnacion continued his torrid run through May, which is only two-thirds over. Vans Sk8 Hi Clearance . Encarnacion hit a pair of two-run homers for Toronto as the Blue Jays took a big lead early and held on to beat the slumping Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Tuesday night. Encarnacion has hit nine of his 11 homers this season this month, which has 10 days left. "He is pretty good," Toronto manager John Gibbons said. "But even last year I think he got off to a slow start somewhat. Its not going to hold him down. Its usually just a matter of time." Melky Cabrera and Erik Kratz also homered for the Blue Jays, who won for the sixth time in eight games and extended Bostons losing streak to five straight. J.A. Happ (3-1) struck out six in the first three innings and picked up his third win in four starts since joining the rotation. "I felt like it was going to be a good night," Happ said. "I was trying to attack the zone and I felt my location was good." Jonny Gomes hit a two-run homer for Boston. The losing streak is the longest for the Red Sox since 2012. Casey Janssen picked up his fourth save, with a rocky ninth inning. Dustin Pedroia and Shane Victorino led off the ninth with consecutive singles. David Ortiz nearly tied it with a long fly ball that drifted foul, and then struck out. Janssen got Mike Napoli to ground into a double play to end it. "If you get to the ninth inning with the lead and youve got your closer in there, youve just got to let it ride. You try to get to that point and the games on the line," Gibbons said. Encarnacion hit a two-run homer in the third and Kratz added a solo shot in the fourth off Felix Doubront (2-4), who left the game after Jose Reyes and Cabrera opened the fifth with back-to-back doubles. The Red Sox said Doubront complained of fatigue in his left shoulder. "This is the first night hes felt this to this extent. His stuff was diminishing even in the early innings, particularly between the fourth and fifth," Boston manager John Farrell said. Edward Mujica replaced Doubront and struck out Jose Bautista, but Encarnacion followed with a towering shot to left for his second two-run homer of the night and Toronto led 6-0. Boston scored twice in the fifth, and then Cabrera added a solo shot to left in the sixth. Happ started the sixth but was pulled after Gomes two-run homer cut Torontos lead to 7-4. He allowed four runs on seven hits and struck out six. Napoli led off the sixth with a single and Gomes followed with a homer that bounced off the top of the Green Monster. Crew chief Gary Cederstrom needed only about 30 seconds to review the video before confirming it was a home run, pulling Boston within 7-4. Boston is on its longest skid since losing the last eight games of the 2012 season. The Red Sox were 3 for 14 with runners in scoring position and left nine on base. "Were in a little rut right now but well find a way to get out of it," Pedroia said. Boston loaded the bases with one out in the fourth, but third baseman Brett Lawrie helped get Happ out of the jam. Lawrie lunged at a line drive by Xander Bogaerts that was headed for left field. The ball bounced out of his glove when he landed, but Lawrie quickly grabbed it, tagged third for the force out and threw it to Kratz to double-up David Ortiz at the plate. "Lawrie made an unbelievable play," Happ said. "I dont know if anybody else makes that play. Really athletic. That was huge." Doubront allowed five runs on five hits, striking out two and walking three. Notes: Toronto RHP Drew Hutchison (2-3) is scheduled to face Boston right-hander Clay Buchholz (2-3). ... Encarnacion hit multiple homers for the third time this season and 14th in his career. ... Red Sox manager John Farrell said before the game that Boston had re-signed veteran SS Stephen Drew, a member of last years World Series championship club who turned down a $14.1 million offer from Boston and become a free agent. ... Toronto LHP Rob Rasmussen made his major league debut when he came in from the bullpen with one out in the seventh. Vans Sk8-Hi Shoes For Sale .Mateo Kovacic and Andrea Ranocchia scored for Inter, which had goalkeeper Samir Handanovic to thank for several crucial saves.Its an important victory against a Chievo side which plays well, Mancini said. Vans Old Skool Black Sale . With the Pirates in the thick of the race in the NL Central, the timing couldnt be better. Liriano struck out a season-high 11 in seven innings to win consecutive starts for the first time this season and Pittsburgh beat the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Tuesday night. http://www.vansshoesclearancesale.com/vans-old-skool-sale.html . Sterling was banned for life and fined US$2.5 million by the NBA on Tuesday for racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation. Nash, who plays for the rival L.A. Lakers, spoke as a representative of current NBA players at a press conference assembled by Sacramento mayor and National Basketball Players Association adviser Kevin Johnson.Two-time major winner Jordan Spieth says he will try his best to salvage something out of the final two days of The Open at Royal Troon. The 22-year-old, the 2015 Masters and US Open champion, made the cut right on the mark of four over. The Open Leaderboard Follow the latest scores at Royal Troon Texan Spieth battled through miserable conditions in the afternoon, with rain combining with howling winds coming in off the Firth of Clyde, to shoot a 75 that featured two birdies, four bogeys and a double-bogey. After opening with a level-par 71, he now sits at four over par, still 14 shots off the lead set by American compatriot Phil Mickelson.And Spieth accepts he cannot hope to make any kind of impact from so far back, especially the way he is hitting the ball, and has one eye already on the PGA Championship later this month. Mickelsons lead cut Phil Mickelson leads The Open by one from Henrik Stenson at Troon We might have caught the rough end of the draw, that happens, said Spieth. But at four over par my game is not major championship-winning calibre in those first two rounds.It just made it pretty interesting and actually somewhat nervous on the last five-six holes because Id really like to play the weekend. Get a Sky Sports Pass Dont miss The Open. Watch live on NOW TV today for £10.99. No contract. In all honesty that does good stuff for me as if Im not going to have the nerves of competing on Sunday I may as well have some kind of nerves, which was grinding to make the cut.Its worth setting a goal for the weekend, shoot maybe eight under over the next two days and see where that falls. Ill have to look at the conditions to make a somewhat, lofty, realistic goal but its certainly worth shooting after and trying to gain some momentum.Im looking to put in some nice, smooth, solid swings and very confident putts to lead into the PGA Championship because I know my chances here are likely finished. Spieth struggled with a bunker at the Postage Stamp hole at The Open The American was determined to salvage something from the day despite the weather making him feel like he wanted to give up. Cheap Vans Shoes. You wish your score didnt matter when you play in this, he said. Spieth is already looking ahead to the PGA Championship You wish this was just a round with your buddies where you go into the clubhouse and have one or seven pints afterwards.What we had on the 16th tee when I looked up and you see the sheets of water moving sideways, legitimately sheets of water moving sideways. Open on Sky Ways to watch The Open I cant remember anything that significant. I cant remember seeing the wind move a ball that much.World No 1 Jason Day must rediscover his swing in a hurry or face more Open woe on Saturday after a promising second round left him one-over for the tournament. Jason Day found the elements at Royal Troon tough to deal with The Australian looked to be in trouble at two over par after day one, but regained his composure and looked to be on a charge at one point with four birdies in five holes, but had to settle for a one-under round in the end.It was definitely hard with the wind conditions, Day told Sky Sports. It started to get really warm there for a second and we were walking around pretty good. Everyone took their weather gear off but once we got to 12 the weather turned pretty bad. Jason Day says he needs a positive attitude heading into the weekend Im just happy to get in the house at 70, get myself an opportunity to play the weekend and see if I can get myself back into contention, it would be nice.The back nine was very difficult. Obviously Rory [McIlroy] is playing behind me and pretty much everyone is struggling. Its just an unfortunate area to have those conditions coming. Also See: Leaderboard Day two recap Ways to Watch Get Sky Sports ' ' '

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