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Ryan Dempster served up the first of the two prodigious home runs Jose Bautista clouted in Toronto’s 12-4 beatdown of the Red Sox Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park. The Blue Jays right fielder couldn’t have asked Dempster for a better placement of his first-pitch fastball in the third inning.
“I’m sure he didn’t want to throw it to me in that spot,’’ Bautista said. “He was painting away on me all game long and that ball crept up where I like it more.’’
Bautista colored it gone baby, gone, into the Green Monster seats, where his solo shot ricocheted off the back fence and back onto the field.
Toronto had five homers among its 12 hits in the rout, including the pair by Bautista.