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Jose Bautista hits pair of homers in Blue Jays’ rout

Ryan Dempster served up the first of the two prodigious home runs Jose Bautista clouted in Toronto’s 12-4 beatdown of the Red Sox Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park. The Blue Jays right fielder couldn’t have asked Dempster for a better placement of his first-pitch fastball in the third inning: It was right in his wheelhouse.

“I’m sure he didn’t want to throw it to me in that spot,’’ Bautista said. “He was painting away on me all game long and that ball crept up where I like it more — over the heart of the plate, middle in, and I was able to connect.’’

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