Chris Sale's latest gem got the Red Sox to the midway point with their best record of the season.
Sale pitched seven shutout innings to win his third straight decision, Xander Bogaerts had three RBIs and Boston beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-1 on Saturday.
Sale (11-3) struck out 11, boosting his major league-leading total to 166. He's 2-0 with 24 strikeouts in 15 scoreless innings against the Blue Jays this season, beating them twice north of the border.
"Chris threw another great performance," acting manager Gary DiSarcina said. "He's been really good here (in Toronto). He did a great job and he saved the bullpen, too."