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Ortiz's HR lifts BoSox by stumbling Jays

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON (AP) David Ortiz isn't quite finished with the late-inning heroics.

The soon-to-retire Red Sox slugger opened his final weekend with yet another game-winning homer, lining a two-run shot into the right-field stands to break a seventh-inning tie and help Boston beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Friday night.

"I've seen it for 10 years: Every time there's a big situation, he's always found a way to come through," said second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who had three hits to reach 201 for the season. "We're going to enjoy it, because it's pretty special."

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