Red Sox - 131 000 000 - 5 11 0The Red Sox got to Morrow (4-8-5-2-4, 112) early, but Lackey turned in a giant turd of an outing (4.2-8-7-6-2, 105).
Blue Jays - 300 221 01x - 9 11 1
It could have been far worse. Lackey wriggled out of a bases loaded/1 out jam in the first -- only two of his 28 pitches in that inning were taken for strikes. He left two more runners on in the third.
The Red Sox did not make much noise over the final six innings.
Blue Jays' pitchers hit four Boston batters, including one in three consecutive innings (6th, 7th, 8th).
Mike Cameron and Terry Francona were both ejected in the seventh after Cameron was called out on strikes by Jeff Kellogg. Pitch f/x data shows that Kellogg was quite generous to Toronto pitchers when facing LH Boston batters (though the pitch to Cameron was clearly in the zone).
The Mariners beat the Yankees 4-1, as Felix went the distance and Joba loaded the bases in the eighth and then served up a grand slam to Jose Lopez. The Rays shut out Cleveland 4-0 and are 2 GB. Boston stays 5 GB.
John Lackey / Brandon Morrow
Victor Martinez will not be able to play right after the break. Jacoby Ellsbury will talk to the media today.Scutaro, SS
Rotation vs Rangers July 15-18: Tim Wakefield, Clay Buchholz, John Lackey, Jon Lester. Daisuke Matsuzaka would start the series in Oakland on July 19. ... Manny Delcarmen threw 35 pitches in the bullpen yesterday and is hoping to be activated after the ASB. ... Jed Lowrie's rehab tour moves up to Pawtucket (AAA) next week.
Spiders/Rays, 7 PMThe Yankees have an extra day off after the ASB before hosting Tampa Bay for three games. The two teams will also play in Florida July 30 and 31, and August 1. The Red Sox are in New York for four games August 6-9.
Yankees/Mariners, 10 PM
1911 - Phillies outfielder Sherry Magee knocks out umpire Bill Finneran with one punch after being ejected for disputing a called third strike. He is suspended for the season, but upon appeal he will be reinstated after five weeks (36 games).
1935 - Ed Cole of the Galveston Buccaneers pitches the first perfect game in Texas League history. His team beats the Tulsa Oilers 1-0 on an inside-the-park home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth.