-- Boston (84-59) at Toronto (71-72), 7:07 pm EDT TORONTO (Ticker) -- Matt Clement looks to avoid his first losing streak of the season Tuesday when the Boston Red Sox continue their three-game set with the Toronto Blue Jays. Clement (13-4, 4.17 ERA) has pitched well for the Red Sox since signing as a free agent last winter. The righthander has posted two winning streaks of three games, as well as a six-game run to open the year. However, the 31-year-old Clement is in danger of his first losing streak with Boston after yielding three runs in 6 2/3 innings of Thursday's 3-0 loss to Anaheim. The lack of run support was unexpected for Clement, who had received a total of 53 runs in his previous seven starts. Clement has faced the Blue Jays twice this season, going 0-1 with an 8.49 ERA - his highest mark against any AL opponent this year. Toronto counters with Scott Downs (2-3, 4.19), who makes his 10th start of the season. The lefthander allowed four runs, seven hits and a career-high four walks in 4 1/3 innings Tuesday at Baltimore. Downs never has started against the Red Sox, but has faced them in relief once, giving up two runs in 3 2/3 innings in a 9-6 win on May 24. The Red Sox, who hold a 3 1/2-game lead on the New York Yankees in the American League East, posted a 6-5 triumph Monday in the series opener behind two homers from David Ortiz, including the go-ahead blast in the 11th inning. Kevin Millar extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a single to left field in the second inning for Boston, which snapped a five-game losing streak at Rogers Centre.
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