Jason Bay supplied a two-run homer, and David Ortiz and Victor Martinez contributed solo shots as the Boston Red Sox went on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 last night. Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay wasn’t so dominant tonight, allowing five runs on eight hits in five innings. Boston’s high power offense gave pitcher Clay Buchholz the opening to earn his second win of the season. The Red Sox have been very strong offensively these past two games. “We’ve been swinging good and when you’re swinging good, that’s what happens,” said Ortiz, who has homered in three straight games. “It doesn’t matter who we face, we’re going to produce.”
Boston is scheduled to play Toronto once more before hosting the New York Yankees at Fenway Park this weekend. Tim Wakefield (back problems) is set to make another minor league rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket this Friday. Daisuke Matsuzaka (out with an injured shoulder) will soon head to Boston and if cleared by doctors, will start on the mound for the Double-A Portland Seadogs. Red Sox manager Terry Francona stated that second basemen Dustin Pedroia will be back in the lineup tonight. Pedroia flew home on Tuesday to be with his wife as she gave birth to their first child.
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