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BOSTON -- The Red Sox have 50 wins by the end of June after getting 69 all last year. Cheap Air Max 90 . Theyre in first place in the AL East one season after finishing last. Bostons turnaround rolled on with a 5-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. There were smiles in the clubhouse but hardly a sense of satisfaction. "With 50 wins, people are going to keep talking about that. Its not enough," Shane Victorino said. "Weve got to keep going." His hard grounder eluded first baseman Josh Thole for an error as Jonathan Diaz raced home with the winning run in the ninth inning. Thole entered in the bottom of the third when Adam Lind left with mid-back tightness and Thole was playing first base for just the second time in 316 major league games. "Youve just got to know who to hit it to, I guess," Victorino said with a smile. "I played against Josh all those years in New York and he was a catcher." Thole, acquired from the New York Mets along with pitcher R.A. Dickey in December, had played first at Triple-A Buffalo before he was called up on June 7. "Ive played first base. Thats what Im here for," he said. "Ive got to catch the ball and make an out." Jose Bautista tied the game in the ninth against Koji Uehara (1-0) with a solo homer, his 19th of the season and third in two games. On the previous at-bat, Victorino made a sliding catch near the right-field line on Jose Reyes fly ball. "I think a lot of people doubted this team, the capabilities that we had," Victorino said. "Weve got that target on our back because were in first place. But you know what? Were up for the challenge." Brandon Snyder singled with one out in the bottom half against Juan Perez (1-1), Jacoby Ellsbury walked and Casey Janssen relieved. Diaz ran for Snyder, and Thole couldnt handle Victorinos shot. The Red Sox won for the fifth time in six games and improved to an AL-best 50-34. For the first time since 2009, theyve won 50 games before any other AL team. They also reached 50 wins by the end of June for the fourth time in team history following 1946, 1978 and 2008. Their longest losing streak is three games. "Weve been consistent," manager John Farrell said. "I think it speaks of overall depth of the team. Its certainly not a milestone by any means. Weve got a long way to go." Toronto has lost five of seven following an 11-game winning streak that tied the club record. At 40-41, the Blue Jays are in last place, 8 1-2 games behind the Red Sox. "I dont think its where we expected or wanted to be in spring training," Toronto starter Mark Buehrle said. "Hopefully, we can go on some more winning streaks." Manager John Gibbons said the Blue Jays had plenty of chances before Tholes error. "That might be the most frustrating loss of the year right there," he said, "I cant remember that many opportunities." Reyes homered leading off the seventh, his second of the season and first since April 5. Reyes returned Wednesday after missing 66 games because of a severely sprained left ankle. Boston starter Ryan Dempster allowed two runs, seven hits and three walks in 5 1-3 innings. Buehrle gave up four runs and seven hits in six innings. Ryan Lavarnways RBI double and Snyders two-run double gave Boston a 3-0 lead in the second. It was the first big-league hit of the season for Snyder, brought up from Triple-A on Tuesday when struggling third baseman Will Middlebrooks was sent to Pawtucket. Colby Rasmus RBI single and Maicer Izturis run-scoring forceout cut the gap to 3-2 in the fourth. After Jonny Gomes RBI double boosted the margin in the fifth, the Blue Jays loaded the bases with no outs in the sixth on a walk to Thole and singles by Rajai Davis and Rasmus. Dempster got J.P. Arencibia to pop out, and Craig Breslow retired Izturis on a popout and then struck out pinch-hitter Emilio Bonifacio. NOTES: Davis stolen base in the fourth was his fifth in three days. ... Boston SS Stephen Drew missed his second game with a right hamstring injury. ... After a day off Monday, the Red Sox begin their last series of a nine-game homestand with the first of three against San Diego. Robbie Erlin (1-0) pitches for San Diego against John Lackey (5-5). ... The Blue Jays open a four-game series at home against Detroit on Monday with R.A. Dickey (7-8) pitching against Jose Alvarez (1-1). Cheap Air Max Online . Anthony Calvillo, through 20 CFL seasons, was frequently invincible and largely stoic in the heat of competition. But underneath the professional exterior he was, and is, compellingly human. Black Air Max 90 .  Aside from the trilogy main event title fight, there are a number of intriguing matchups in the heavyweight, welterweight and lightweight divisions. .C. - The Carolina Hurricanes have placed backup goalie Anton Khudobin on injured reserve with an unspecified lower-body injury. NEW YORK -- The rain gave way to sunny skies Friday at the US Open, and the fans took advantage -- in record numbers.The official word from the USTA is that 40,280 people showed up for the day session, the most the event has ever had. While foot traffic around the grounds was understandably slow, the action was fierce. Heres what you might have missed on Day 5:If Novak Djokovic needed time to heal his lingering arm and wrist pain, his wish was granted ... again. Two days after receiving a walkover into the third round, his opponent Friday, Mikhail Youzhny, retired down 4-2 in the first set. So if youre doing the math, the world No. 1 has played only six games in his past two matches, the fewest ever by a man through three rounds in any Open era Grand Slam.?Welcome back to the spotlight, Caroline Wozniacki. The two-time year-end No. 1 had fallen on hard times, barely a factor in Grand Slam play. But here she is, into the second week of the US Open for the first time in two years. Wozniacki was happy with her performance Friday, a 6-3, 6-1 win against Monica Niculescu. She attributed her success to greater focus and staying closer to the baseline, a strategy that helps her counterpunching style. And if this whole tennis thing doesnt work out, Wozniacki showed she may (or may not) have a future in music.Having a bit of fun today on set w @espn .. If Phil Collins needs a backup drummer, Im ready ?? Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) September 2, 2016Undoubtedly,, the best comeback of the day belonged to Madison Keys, who found herself down 5-1 in the third set against Naomi Osaka. Wholesale Air Max 95. Keys, who said it was the best comeback of her career, has gone the distance in two of her three matches here in New York. That, coupled with Socks performance, made for a successful day for the Americans, at least early. However, later Friday, qualifier Ryan Harrison, who had knocked out No. 5 Milos Raonic earlier in the event, succumbed to Marcos Baghdatis in four sets, and then John Isner went down to Kyle Edmund. Read moreJack Sock is responsible for one of the biggest Week 1 upsets. The American took apart 2014 champion Marin Cilic in a tidy 1 hour, 41 minutes. Sock played pristine tennis, socking 25 winners against only 15 unforced errors, an effort that propelled him into the fourth round of a major for only the second time in his career. Sock also unveiled his new post-match victory celebration.First Top 10 win at a Major First #USOpen R16 @JackSock ousts 2014 champion Cilic 6-4 6-3 6-3. ESPNTennis (@ESPNTennis) September 2, 2016CiCi Bellis, a 17-year-old American who has thrived in the New York spotlight, played the second-best player in the womens game, Angelique Kerber, and learned that while she may have a ways to go to defeat the proverbial big girls, she is no longer fearful. 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