Blue Jays - 000 000 000 - 0 5 1Lester (7-4-0-4-4, 112) was brilliant -- though he did escape two bases-loaded jams, in the third and fifth -- and Victor Martinez got the Sox on the board with a solo dong in the fourth.
Red Sox - 000 150 00x - 6 9 0
Boston opened the fifth with four straight hits (Jed Lowrie, Bill Hall, Daniel Nava, and Yamaico Navarro) and J.D. Drew capped the scoring with a two-run homer.
The Orioles beat the Yankees 4-3 in 11 and the Angels beat the Rays 6-3.
Shaun Marcum / Jon Lester
Adrian Beltre was taken to Mass General this morning to have his left wrist examined.Kalish, CF
Yarrrr. Make these scurvy dogs walk the plank!AL East, 1:30 PM:
1945 - The Red Sox sweep a doubleheader from Philadelphia 11-10 and 3-0. In the top of the third inning of Game 1, Boston CF Tommy McBride mistakes a pigeon for the ball and Sam Chapman's double bangs off the Wall about 30 feet away. In the bottom of the inning, Skeeter Newsome doubles and A's RF Hal Peck's throw into the infield kills the pigeon. (However, redsox.com states that while the bird was hit with the ball, it was not seriously harmed. I wonder if McBride's "I thought it was the ball" incident is also not quite true.))
1972 - Oakland uses 30 players, including six second basemen and 10 pinch-hitters, in an 8-7, 15-inning loss to the White Sox.