Dustin Pedroia produced two hits and two RBI’s to lead his Boston Red Sox past the Toronto Blue Jays last night at Fenway Park. The game-breaker came early in the 2nd inning when Jays starter Brandon Morrow couldn’t find the plate, resulting in five walks for the Sox to gain the 6-4 advantage. “There’s something to be said for patience at the plate,” said Red Sox manager Terry Francona. “I know Morrow was having a tough time commanding, but we didn’t go out of the zone and we got some runs because of it.”
Boston ended their run production in the third before holding the Blue Jays hitless through the last four innings. John Lackey let up six runs and eight hits in six innings of work. Hideki Okajima, Daniel Bard and Jonathan Papelbon shut the door from there, giving the Sox their 17th win to put them over .500 for the season.
The Red Sox are starting to gain momentum, winning six-of-eight since May 3rd when they hosted the LA Angels. They will take on the Blue Jays at home for two more games before facing a string of away games against the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees. Purchase your regular season Boston Red Sox tickets right here at Ace!