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Blue Jays Rally Against Royals 4-2

Associated Press - August 31, 2013 3:26 pm

Dustin Pedroia had four hits to extend his streak to 11 straight at-bats before bouncing into a double play with a chance to tie the major-league record and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 8-3 on Saturday night.

Dustin Pedroia had four hits to extend his streak to 11 straight at-bats before bouncing into a double play with a chance to tie the major-league record and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 8-3 on Saturday night.

TORONTO  РBrett Lawrie drove in the tiebreaking run with a bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Saturday.

Toronto batted around while scoring three unearned runs in the eighth against four relievers. Kansas City shortstop Alcides Escobar helped the Blue Jays with a key error.

The late rally made a winner of knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, who allowed two runs and seven hits in eight innings. Dickey (11-12) walked two and struck out six.

Casey Janssen finished for his 26th save in 28 chances, with pinch runner Chris Getz thrown out trying to steal second for the final out.