Blue Jays - 250 000 000 - 7 14 0 Red Sox - 110 000 000 - 2 7 0An ugly afternoon, as Lester allowed seven hits (including back-to-back home runs) and two walks in the first two innings. He pitched into the seventh, though: 6.1-10-7-2-3, 106.
Jonny Gomes had a two-out, RBI single in the first and Xander Bogaerts homered in the second.
Pedroia, 2BDay Baseball!
Gordon Edes, ESPNBoston:
If the Sox lose [Thursday afternoon], it will be only the second time in their history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, that they will have lost every game in a homestand lasting six games or longer. In 1994, the Sons of Butch Hobson lost six straight from June 10-15, getting swept by both the Orioles and Twins.Toronto starter Mark Buehrle has a 2.11 ERA (#2 in the AL) in nine starts. ... On April 25, Boston scored seven runs against Buehrle in 5.1 innings.
Jon Lester has a 1.80 ERA in three May starts, with 30 strikeouts and only eight walks.
Clay Buchholz's 6.32 ERA is the second-worst among all major league qualifiers, and his 1.85 WHIP is the worst in MLB. Manager John Farrell says there are no plans to remove Buchholz from the rotation.