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Jays fall behind against Lester, lose to Red Sox

Thursday - 6/27/2013, 11:58pm  ET

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Chien-Ming Wang delivers to a Boston Red Sox batter during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

MATTHEW CARROLL
Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) -- Falling behind 7-0 in the second inning didn't help the Toronto Blue Jays. Considering their history against Boston's Jon Lester, overcoming the deficit was near impossible.

Lester pitched into the eighth inning before leaving with a jammed right hip, and Dustin Pedroia homered during a seven-run second as Toronto lost 7-4 to the Red Sox in the opener of a crucial four-game series Thursday night.

"They dropped seven on us. Against a good pitcher, you are never going to catch that," said Toronto manager John Gibbons. "Too much to overcome."

Even for baseball's hottest team.

Toronto, which reeled off 11 straight wins this month, had won 12 of its past 14 games and 15 of 19 to close within 6
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