Blue Jays - 100 102 000 - 4 10 1Crappy game. Beckett (7-10-4-2-4, 111) pitched like poop and the Sox wasted a number of scoring chances. They left the bases loaded in the second, stranded two men in both the sixth and seventh, wasted a leadoff single in the eighth, and left the potential tying run at third in the ninth.
Red Sox - 010 002 000 - 3 11 1
One huge gaffe was Ryan Kalish getting picked off first base by Jose Molina with one out in the ninth. Victor Martinez followed with a stand-up triple to left-center, though there is no guarantee that would have happened had Kalish been able to get back to the bag.
Another error was the Globe's Julian Benbow reporting that Jays closer Kevin Gregg "caught [Kalish] napping". I guess Benbow was also snoozing. Maybe if he wasn't busy thinking of ways to slyly insult various Sox players ("a well-rested JD Drew"), he could have actually followed the game.
The Yankees beat the Orioles 11-3 and the Rays beat the Angels 4-3 in 10 innings. ... Boston is 8 GB in the East and 7.5 GB in the WC with 14 games to play.
Ricky Romero / Josh Beckett
Beckett's only start against Toronto this year was back on April 26, on my only trip to Skydome this season. He faced 21 batters in 3+ innings, allowing nine hits and eight runs. The Red Sox won the game 13-12.Scutaro, 2B
AL East, 7 PM:
1977 - Boston's Ted Cox goes 4-for-4 in his major league debut and the Red Sox beat the Orioles 10-4. Cox starts the next day's game with two hits, setting a record for the most consecutive hits at the start of a career. (I can remember listening to this game on the radio. I would have sworn it was on a weekday night, but it was played on a Sunday afternoon.)
1993 - New York's Mike Stanley flies out to left field, ending the game and giving the Red Sox a 3-1 win in the Bronx -- but the umpires rule that time had been called because a fan had run onto the field. Stanley gets back in the box against Greg Harris, and singles to left. Wade Boggs singles, Dion James walks, and Don Mattingly singles, and the Yankees win 4-3. (I was at this game. In fact, I had moved down to the third or fourth row on the third base side, past the dugout, and was sitting on the aisle when he came running down past me. If only I had stuck out my left foot...)