Toronto, which swept its ninth series this season, entered in the AL’s third and final wild card spot, a half-game behind Texas and a half-game ahead of Seattle.
Boston has lost eight of 10 and dropped nine games back of the Blue Jays with 12 games left.
With All-Star closer Jordan Romano unavailable after pitching the previous two days, Swanson blew a save for the second time in six chances.
Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette threw Devers out at the plate in the second when he tried to score on Pablo Reyes’ grounder. Devers reached base five times. He singled in the second, walked in the third and fifth, and was hit by a pitch in the seventh.
Reyes had a two-out RBI single in the seventh. Boston was 1 for 14 with runners in scoring position, including 0 for its first 12.
Blue Jays starter Hyun Jin Ryu allowed six hits in 4 2/3 scoreless innings.
Red Sox: Two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber (shoulder) has ended his rehab assignment with Triple-A Worcester and will not pitch again this season, manager Alex Cora said. … RHP Kenley Jansesn (COVID IL) is expected to join the team in Texas this week, Cora said. Jansen is eligible to be activated on Wednesday.
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Umpire Jacob Metz joined the crew at third base Sunday. He replaced Jordan Baker, who left Saturday’s game after eight innings and entered Major League Baseball’s concussion protocol after being struck by multiple foul tips.
Blue Jays: LHP Yusei Kikuchi (9-6, 3.81 ERA) is scheduled to start Tuesday night as the Blue Jays travel to New York to begin a three-game series against the Yankees. New York’s scheduled starter is RHP Clarke Schmidt (9-8, 4.56).
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Ian Harrison, The Associated Press