Sox come back in 9th, this time hold on, 4-2

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Sox come back in 9th, this time hold on, 4-2

TORONTO -- For a change, the late-inning meltdown happened to the opposition.

Trailing 2-1 in the top of the ninth, the Red Sox erupted for three runs, with plenty of help from Toronto closer Sergio Santos, posting their first victory of the season, a 4-2 win over the Blue Jays before a rare sellout crowd at Rogers Centre.

Dustin Pedroia doubled, took third on a passed ball and scored on a sacrifice fly by Adrian Gonzalez. Following two two-out walks, the Sox got a run-scoring single from Ryan Sweeney and, for good measure, a wild pitch from Santos to give them a two-run cushion.

Alfredo Aceves, who hadn't retired a hitter over his first two appearances, turned the Jays back in the bottom of the inning to record his first save of the season.

Until the ninth, the only run for the Sox had come on a solo homer from Pedroia on the sixth.

Starter Felix Doubront limited the Jays to just two runs on four hits while striking out six, but his inability to limit his pitch count forced him from the game after just five innings, having thrown 101 pitches.

Scott Atchison supplied the Sox with three scoreless innings, allowing only an infield single along the way, and picked up credit for the win.

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Drummond on tweets and trade talk: 'I can change my profile if I want to'

Drummond on tweets and trade talk: 'I can change my profile if I want to'

BOSTON – If you believe what Andre Drummond and the Detroit Pistons are saying, then the former UConn star will not be on the move prior to Thursday’s 3 p.m. ESTtrade deadline.

Drummond, whose social media posts on Monday and later Tuesday morning only perpetuated the belief that he might be traded to Boston, addressed the trade speculation surrounding him after the Piston’s practice on Tuesday.

“What’s that got to do with my team?” he told reporters. “I can’t control what happens with trade rumors.”

Drummond was then reminded of the eyeballs emoji he posted Tuesday morning, which came less than 24 hours after he re-tweeted Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas’ eyeballs emoji – a similar posting to what Thomas did around the time Boston landed Al Horford last summer.

So as fans and media tried to piece the tweets together like they were clues to a Jessica Fletcher mystery, Drummond did his best to splash cold water on the trade talk on Tuesday.

“I’m a grown man,” he said. “I can change my profile if I want to. It doesn’t matter what time of year. If y’all want to speculate about that and me, go for it.”

Pistons head coach and president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy has made no secret about the Pistons having conversations with several teams about all their players.

“Some discussions get more serious than others and that’s what happens,” Van Gundy told reporters following the team’s practice on Tuesday. “There hasn’t been a serious discussion about Andre, but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been discussions about Andre.

Van Gundy added, “The rumors don’t mean anything to me. One of you (media) guys asked me over the weekend how far along the D.J. Augustin and Jeff Green trade for Reggie was. The first time I heard about it was when I got that text, so I would assume not that far. I usually can just laugh it off, but it gets a little annoying.”