(Toronto) Alex Verdugo hit a long ball in the ninth inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 on Saturday to complete their series sweep.

Verdugo’s homer was hit on the first pitch by Blue Jays pitcher Jordan Romano (3-4).

“That one did good,” Verdugo said.

Jarren Duran was five-for-five with four doubles and Rafael Devers reached on base five times and drove in two runs in the victory.

“They hit more balls than us,” Blue Jays manager John Schneider said.

The Red Sox have won three straight. The team is 7-0 against the Blue Jays this season, having lost 16 of 19 games in 2022.

“The way we played this weekend was fun to watch,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. Hoping that this is a lesson for our group, that if we play like this, regardless of the opponent, we have a chance of winning. »

Chris Martin (2-1) pitched an inning for the win and Joe Jacques finished the game to collect his first career save.

In the loss, Brandon Belt hit two home runs and Bichette added a two-run single. The Blue Jays led 4-2 in the sixth inning.

Kevin Gausman gave up two runs and five hits in five innings of work for the Blue Jays.

Masataka Yoshida was not in uniform after he was shot in the right leg on Saturday.

Red Sox pitcher Garrett Whitlock left the game after the first inning.