The Blue Jays continue to have no problems beating the Red Sox, cruise to a 7-3 victory.
As a change of pace, Boston was the team to jump out in front early in this one thanks to a 2nd inning 3-run blast from Saltalamacchia. But that was pretty much the end of the excitement as it was all Toronto the rest of the way.
Aaron Cook took the loss for the Red Sox, and despite the 5 runs he surrendered, he pitched fairly well. Only 3 of the runs were earned, thanks to errors by Ciriaco and Middlebrooks. Cook not only struck out a batter (!!!) but he only gave up 4 hits. Unfortunately, two of those hits were home runs, so it wasn't all golden.
Morales and Albers came in in the 7th to relieve Cook and got themselves into all kinds of trouble. They faced 5 batters combined, and only mustered a single out between them. It wasn't a whole lot of fun for anybody. Thankfully Miller came in and struck out Lind before the Jays could do any real damage. Not that it mattered. Padilla kicked some ass in the 8th and Tazawa struggled a bit himself in the 9th, but got the final 3 outs.
Beyond Salty's home run, Sox bats did nothing for the second night in a row. Ross hit a double. Pedroia, Gonzalez and Ciriaco each got a hit. Ciriaco stole his 4th base of the year. That was your Sox offense.
Any momentum Boston built up heading into this series is officially stalled. If they can't get their pulses up on Jason Varitek night, I don't know that they have pulses.