David Murphy singled in his first major league at-bat, with one out in the third. Boston got its other two hits -- and its only real rally -- in the seventh.
Toronto led 3-0. Kevin Youkilis led off with an infield single and went to third on a perfect hit-and-run single to right from Mike Lowell. Eric Hinske had an eight-pitch AB, fouling off five pitches, before grounding into a 4-6-3 double play that scored Youkilis. Javy Lopez looked at three strikes to end the inning.
Alex Cora made several great plays at shortstop, diving to both his right and left. ... Kevin Jarvis pitched well (3 runs (2 earned) in 5 innings), but was no match for Burnett.
A.J. Burnett (4.51) / Kevin Jarvis (11.91), 1 PM
Fact: 37-year-old Jarvis, picked up from the Diamondbacks on Thursday, sucks. He has a 5.70 ERA in 115 career starts and allowed eight runs over five innings in his last start (June 17). Asked what he knew about Jarvis, Terry Francona said, "I shook hands with him and had a piece of bacon."
Jarvis is the 27th pitcher for the Red Sox this season, a new club record. After Josh Beckett pitches tomorrow, Kason Gabbard (or Lenny DiNardo or Julian Tavarez) will start on Monday against the White Sox in place of Curt Schilling, who has an aggravated right latissimus muscle.
In Pawtucket, Jason Varitek is expected to DH, with Trot Nixon in right and Alex Gonzalez at shortstop.
David Murphy (2003 first round pick) makes his major league debut today -- but he still has no locker.
Boston remains only 5.5 GB Chicago for the wild card. That's pretty good, all things considered.Catalanotto, LF Crisp, CF
Hill, 2B Cora, SS
Wells, CF Loretta, 2B
Overbay, 1B Youkilis, LF
Rios, RF Lowell, 3B
Zaun, C Hinske, DH
Lind, DH Lopez, C
Hattig, 3B Pena, 1B
McDonald, SS Murphy, RF