MLB: Toronto Blue Jays complete three-game sweep of struggling Boston Red Sox
Toronto Blue Jays claimed a 7-2 victory to condemn the Boston Red Sox to their seventh straight defeat.
Last Updated: 23/05/14 9:29am
The Blue Jays moved clear of New York Yankees at the top of the division after putting the finishing touches to a three-game sweep of the Red Sox.
Tthe Yankees suffered a 3-2 defeat to the White Sox with returning Chicago pitcher Chris Sale in impressive form following a muscle strain in his left arm.
Prince Fielder was ruled out for the rest of the season as Texas Rangers claimed a 9-2 victory over the high-flying Detroit Tigers.
The first baseman is set to undergo an operation next week to repair a herniated disk in his neck, while team-mate Jurickson Profar sustained a serious shoulder injury in the same match which condemned the Tigers to their fourth-straight defeat.
At the top of the National League East, Ryan Doumit hit a two-run single to cap a three-run seventh inning as Atlanta Braves rallied from three runs down to return to winning ways as they edged a 5-4 result against Milwaukee Brewers.
Heavy rain suspended the match between San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies with the score tied at 2-2.
The two teams will pick up where they left off when the game is completed, which will most likely be when the Giants visit Coors Field from September 1-3.
Miami Marlins saw off Philadelphia Phillies 4-3, Tampa Bay Rays claimed a 5-2 victory over Oakland Athletics, Cleveland Indians edged an 8-7 win against Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates defeated Washington Nationals 3-1.
Elsewhere, New York Mets recorded a 5-3 win over Los Angeles Dodgers, St Louis Cardinals claimed a third straight win with a 4-2 victory against Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs were comfortable 5-1 winners against San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners overcame Houston Astros 3-1.