Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/9/12

BOSTON - The Toronto Blue Jays came to Fenway Park a game behind the Red Sox in the "battle" for fourth place in the American League East.

They left two games ahead.

Forty-five-year-old Omar Vizquel, playing his final game at Fenway, hit his second sacrifice fly of the game off Clay Buchholz with one out in the ninth inning on Sunday to lift the Jays to a 4-3 win and their second straight Fenway sweep.

Vizquel, who is retiring at the end of the season and is likely to wind up in Cooperstown, had just his fourth and fifth RBIs of the year in helping the Blue Jays to their fourth straight win.

The free-falling Red Sox lost their fourth straight, their 11th in the last 12 and 15th in the last 18.

Buchholz (11-6) gave up three runs on four hits in the fourth inning and then retired 13 straight batters before Rajai Davis singled with one out in the ninth. Davis then swiped his 41st base of the year and took third on Anthony Gose's single.

Beleaguered manager Bobby Valentine came out to the mound and got a hand when he left Buchholz in with 113 pitches.

Gose stole second and pinch hitter Kelly Johnson was walked intentionally with a 2-1 count, before Vizquel hit his fourth straight fly ball to left fielder Scott Podsednik.

Reliever Brandon Lyon (2-2) got the win after facing (and retiring) one batter in the eighth while Casey Janssen worked the bottom of the ninth for his 20th save. It wasn't easy.

James Loney led off with a single. Cody Ross, who had two hits and a walk earlier, then hit a long foul home run and took a called third strike on a borderline 3-2 pitch. Jacoby Ellsbury then flied to deep center and Mike Aviles fouled out to end it.

Ellsbury (No. 3) and Dustin Pedroia (No. 14) homered off Toronto starter Carlos Villanueva.

The Red Sox, outscored 83-31 in the last 12 games, took a 2-0 lead in the second inning when, with one out. Ross walked and Ellsbury, dropped to sixth in the batting order after going 5-for-36 in the last nine games, connected with a shot over the bullpens in right-center.

Buchholz was fine until the fourth. With one out, Davis singled and the Jays then had hit-and-run singles on back-to-back pitches -- the first by Gose and the second by Jeff Mathis. Vizquel tied the game with his first sac fly, and Mathis, who took second on the throw to the plate, scored on Adeiny Hechavarria's single.

Boston's Ryan Kalish ran his team into a double play in the first inning and Aviles grounded into another one in the fourth. Kalish walked with two out in the fifth and was then picked off by catcher Mathis.

Pedroia, one of few bright spots for the Red Sox in all this misery, then hit an 0-1 pitch to tie the game 3-3 in the sixth.

NOTES: The Jays have won eight of their last 10 at Fenway, 13 of their last 19 against the Red Sox. ... Gose had five RBIs Saturday night and two hits and an RBI Sunday. ... Boston's Daniel Nava, activated from the disabled list Sunday, pinch hit in the eighth inning and went into right field. ... Daisuke Matsuzaka, who lasted only 1 1/3 innings Saturday night, may have made his final start in a Red Sox uniform. Valentine said he's not sure whether Matsuzaka, whose contract ends at the end of the season, will start against the Yankees Thursday, his 32nd birthday. Alfredo Aceves might get the start. "[Matsuzaka] was very disappointed (in Saturday). So was I," Valentine said. ... Ellsbury batted sixth for the first time since 2009. ... Toronto manager John Farrell played Vizquel at second base in his Fenway finale, with Hechavarria at short and Yunel Escobar resting. ... Both teams are off Monday, the Red Sox hosting the Yankees and the Blue Jays the Mariners Tuesday night.

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