For much of this season, Felix Doubront has been the Red Sox' most consistent starter. But for the second time in his last four outings, Doubront failed to keep his team in the game.
Doubront was tagged for seven runs in six innings -- though only five of them were earned -- as the Sox dropped a slugfest with Toronto Blue Jays, losing 9-6.
The lefty gave up four runs in the first and another in the second as the Blue Jays took a 5-2 lead after two. He seemed to settle in that as the Sox mounted a comeback, tying the game in the fourth.
But Doubront allowed two more runs in the sixth on a two-run homer to J.P. Arencibia and the Jays led the rest of the way, tacking on two more runs off reliever Matt Albers in the seventh for good measure.
Over his last four starts, Doubront has a 6.65 ERA. In three of those four starts, he's allowed at least four earned runs following a stretch that saw him go six starts in a row in which he didn't allow more than three earned runs in any one outing.
The game was interrupted in the top of the seventh by a rain delay that lasted nearly two hours.
David Ortiz belted two homers, giving him 398 for his career. The two-homer game was his 37th as a member of the Red Sox, tying him with Ted Williams for the most in club history.
Adrian Gonzalez and Ryan Kalish added run-scoring single for the Red Sox.