Game over: Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 1: The Red Sox took two out of three against the Blue Jays. Surprisingly, Joel Hanrahan came on to earn the save. Andrew Bailey was tabbed by John Farrell as the closer upon Hanrahan’s return, but Hanrahan got the nod tonight and earned the save, his fourth. Ryan Dempster (2-2) got the win pitching six innings and allowing one run. The game was played in 3:22 before 25,851.
Top 9th: Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 1 – Dustin Pedroia reached on an error, but a double-play grounder by Mike Napoili wiped it out. Daniel Nava walked. But Will Middlebrooks fouled out to first base.
Bottom 8th: Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 1 – Edwin Encarnacion singled but that was all as Koji Uehara came on to get the Jays out.
Top 8th: Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 1 – The Red Sox haven’t been able to get much out of the Jays pen. David Ross took a walk, but that was all.
Bottom 7th: Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 1 – The Jays put two men on against Andrew Miller who relieved Ryan Dempster after six innings. Rasmus singled and Kawasaki walked before Miller was replaced by Tazawa, who got out of the inning.
Top 7th: Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 1 – Red Sox go down in order against Steve Delabar.
Bottom 6th: Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 1 – Dempster has another effective inning as he pieces together a a very good game.
Top 6th: Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 1 – Jacoby Ellsbury’s bloop single to left scored David Ross, who walked.
Bottom 5th: Red Sox 2, Blue Jays 1 – Dempster strikes out two and retired the side in order.
Top 5th: Red Sox 2, Blue Jays 1 – A Daniel Nava double was wasted as the Sox couldn’t add on.
Bottom 4th: Red Sox 2, Blue Jays 1 – Jays can’t do much against Dempster, who settled down after a tough third inning.
Top 4th: Red Sox 2, Jays 1 – J.A. Happ walked two before being bailed out by a double-play but then walked three more before being removed from the game. The Red Sox didn’t wind up scoring.
Bottom 3rd: Red Sox 2, Blue Jays 1 – Ryan Dempster avoided a heap of trouble. he walked the bases loaded with one out, but got Edwin Encarnacion to swing at a 2-0 pitch and knocked into an inning-ending double-play.
Top 3rd: Red Sox 2, Blue Jays 1 – Jonny Gomes hit a leadoff double and Daniel Nava walked with two outs, but the Red Sox failed to add to their lead.
Bottom 2nd: Red Sox 2, Blue Jays 1 – J.P. Arencibia led off the inning with a single, but Ryan Dempster retired the next three batters with fly ball’s.
Top 2nd: Red Sox 2, Blue Jays 1 – Mike Carp drove in Mike Napoli (double) with the first Boston run. Both Will Middlebrooks and David Ross drew walks in the inning and the go-ahead run scored on Stephen Drew’s sacrifice fly.
Bottom 1st: Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 0 – Brett Lawrie homered on a 1-1 pitch from Ryan Dempster to give the Jays the lead.
Top 1st: Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 0 – Three fly balls to right by Sox in the first inning.