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Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts reacts after striking out in the ninth inning to end a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Friday in Boston.

BOSTON >> R.A. Dickey took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays stopped Xander Bogaerts' 26-game hitting streak and the Boston Red Sox, 5-2 Friday night.

Bogaerts went 0 for 3 and walked twice, with the Fenway Park crowd doing when he didn't see a strike in the eighth inning.

Bogaerts came up again with two runners on base and two outs in the ninth inning and, after taking three straight balls to begin the at-bat, struck out against Roberto Osuna to end it.

Boston tied its longest losing streak of the season with its third consecutive defeat. The Red Sox have lost six of their last nine games.

One start after no-hitting the Red Sox for 5 1/3 innings, Dickey (3-6) didn't give up a hit until David Ortiz opened the sixth with a double. Osuna got his 13th save.

Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer off David Price (7-2) in the first inning.

Price, who helped pitch Toronto into the playoffs last season and then signed with Boston, stayed in the game after being hit by Jose Bautista's line drive in the third.

Dickey walked five, hit a batter and struck out four. The Toronto knuckleballer left after allowing Mookie Betts' ground rule double with two out in the seventh, only the second hit off Dickey.

Ortiz got his 500th double with Boston, third in team history to Carl Yastrzemski (646) and Ted Williams (525).


Ortiz added double No. 501 in the eighth after Bogaerts walked. Hanley Ramirez's groundout scored one run to make it 5-2, but Boston got no closer.

Price gave up two earned runs on six hits, four walks and a hit batter, striking out five in seven innings.

Devon Travis hit a two-run homer in the eighth to make it 5-1.


Red Sox: OF Brock Holt will travel to Pittsburgh to see a concussion specialist when the team goes to San Francisco for next week's series against the Giants. Holt was put on the concussion injury list on May 20.


RHP Steven Wright (5-4) goes for Boston on Saturday against Toronto RHP Marcus Stroman (5-1).