The thud made by Shane Victorino crashing into the wall in front of the Toronto bullpen was impossible for Blue Jays reliever Darren Oliver to describe without wincing.
“Ooh, he hit it hard,” Oliver said.
Victorino chased Emilio Bonifacio’s two-run, fourth-inning home run Sunday until he ran out of ground and ran full-sprint into the short fence in right field.
He crumbled onto the warning track, grabbing his midsection and grimacing. As he laid on his back, Jacoby Ellsbury ran over from center field. Dustin Pedroia ran in from second base, and manager John Farrell and trainer Brad Pearson came from the dugout.
On the other side of the fence, the Blue Jays pitchers showed just as much concern. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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