Josh Beckett (12-3) pitched well enough to earn his 13th win throwing for 8 innings, giving up seven hits, two runs, two walks, and eight strikeouts, but it was not enough as the Boston Red Sox (55-36) only pushed across one lone run as Blue Jays rookie starter Jesse Litsch kept the offense off balance and got out of some key jams.
Jeremy Accardo pitched the ninth inning for his 12th save of the season.
Boston had base runners in every inning excluding the fourth and ninth but did not score more than one run with their only run coming in the sixth inning on a David Ortiz RBI double.
Ortiz was later thrown out at home in the inning trying to score on an Eric Hinske single to right field as Jays right fielder Alex Rios made a perfect throw gunning it home in a bang-bang play.