Final: Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 2 (7½ innings)

Game over: Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 2 (7½)

After dodging raindrops all day, the game was called after the top of the eighth due to unplayable field conditions after a few downpours. The Sox ended their 10-game losing streak.

Terry Francona didn’t think players paid much attention to the long streak and some didn’t know about it.

Mike Cameron said, “Yeah you always hate to lose that many, but some of those games we had the lead and mistakes are made late in the game with so many different players in there.”

Outfield prospect Jeremy Hazelbaker stroked a two-run homer in the seventh to win it.


Top 7th: Blue Jays 2, Red Sox 1

Both managers have had the sense to take their regulars out of the game. Rain has persisted in the area most of the day. The field is somewhat slippery. Sox catcher Christian Vazquez tried to throw to the second base bag on a steal attempt and the ball slipped out his hands and landed between first and second base.

Top 6th: Blue Jays 2, Red Sox 1

We’re back playing after a 21-minute delay.

Top 6th: Blue Jays 2, Red Sox 1

Rain delay. We were waiting for the next one and it’s finally happened.

Bottom 4th: Blue Jays 2, Red Sox 1

Eammon Portice, who relieved Pena, had some two-out difficulty, Hill doubled and came in on Rivera’s bloop single to right.

Bottom 3rd: Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 1

Another burst of rain just came through with one out in the third. Pena had another 1-2-3 inning. Probably not expected to be out there too much longer because he hasn’t been stretched out.

Top 3rd: Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 1

Outfielder Peter Hissey singled and catcher Christian Vazquez stroked an opposite-field double to right to start the third against Drabek. Hissey scored on Mike Cameron’s infield hit to shortstop. Dustin Pedroia knocked into a double-play and Adrian Gonzalez grounded out to end the inning.


Bottom 2nd: Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 0

Pena allowed an opposite-field single to Adam Lind and an RBI double to Aaron Hill, but then settled down and retired the next three batters to limit the damage to one run.

Bottom 1st: Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 0

Tony Pena Jr., the converted former starting shortstop of the Kansas City Royals is pitching for Boston today. He retired Rajai Davis, Yunel Escobar and Jose Bautista in order in the first. Pena, sports a funky sidearm delivery. He retired Bautista, who hit 54 homers last season, on a called third strike. Pretty impressive.

Top 1st: Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 0

The game is underway. There was a brief burst of rain and it stopped. Still cloudy. Dustin Pedroia doubled with one out against rookie righty Kyle Drabek, who struck out two Red Sox (Mike Cameron and Adrian Gonzalez). Jed Lowrie drove a ball to deep center that was caught by Rajai Davis.

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