Jose Bautista hit a three-run home run, rookie Drew Hutchison won for the fourth time in five starts and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 5-1 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
In an ill-tempered game that featured four hit batters, home plate umpire Mike Winters warned both benches after Boston's Kevin Youkilis was drilled on the shoulder in the sixth. Youkilis stepped in front of the plate and yelled at Hutchison, but the situation did not escalate.
The Blue Jays took advantage of an erratic performance by Red Sox right-hander Daniel Bard, who allowed five runs, walked six, struck out two and hit two batters in 1 2-3 innings, his shortest career start.
Toronto designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion, one of two Blue Jays to be hit on the hand in Bard's second inning, stayed in the game to run but did not bat again when his turn came up in the fifth. He was replaced by Jeff Mathis.
Bard (5-6) walked the first two batters of the game before Bautista blasted a homer off...