Red Sox - 010 100 100 - 3 11 1***
Blue Jays - 001 050 00x - 6 10 0
Tim Wakefield (3.99, 122 ERA+) / Casey Janssen (4.50, 190 ERA+)
Note: Tonight's game thread is here.
The Red Sox lead the AL East by one-half game. The Blue Jays have lost nine games in a row, the team's worst road skid since two losing streaks of 10 games in 1979.
Janssen's last start -- May 23 at Atlanta (6-8-3-1-0) -- was his first major league appearance since 2007 and his first start since July 24, 2006.
Red Sox manager Terry Francona was examined by emergency medical technicians to check on his blood pressure not long after being ejected from Thursday's game in Minneapolis, The Boston Globe reported. ...
According to the Globe, Francona was pacing in his office, agitated and "worked up" because of the ejections of himself and Varitek when a member of the Red Sox training staff suggested that Francona, who has a history of medical issues, be examined before the team left the Metrodome ...
"I'm fine," Francona said. "I just got a little worked up and my blood pressure shot up."