The Red Sox beat Toronto 6-4 -- blah blah blah -- we'll get to that in a moment. The big story here is that everybody's favorite Jose Iglesias got hit with a Josh Johnson fastball in the arm and had to leave the game. The good news is that he stayed in the game for a spell after getting pegged (and made one of those soon-to-be-patented spectacular plays at short). It's officially a "right arm contusion" and it's unknown whether he's going to miss any games because of it.
In Iglesias' place, Pedro Ciriaco came in and did Pedro Ciraco things. He went 2-4 with a double, an RBI and a stolen base. He's now batting .500 on the year, which is just a tick below Iglesias' .583. Sample size be-damned, I can't believe I get to write that Jose is batting almost .600! Dreams really do come true.
Some non-Iglesias stuff happened too, I guess. Most notably, Mike Napoli hit his first home run with the squad (2-run blast in the 5th) and later drove in Gomes for the go-ahead run on a groundout in the 8th. Middlebrooks also hit his first home run in the 9th. Pedroia and Victorino were the other Sox to get multiple hits. And the obligatory JBJ update: 1-4 with a walk and credited with a stolen base.
On the mound, Doubront held his own against the re-tooled Blue Jays lineup. He gave up 9 hits over 5, but struck out 6. 3 of the Jays runs were his. Uehara needed 9 pitches to get through an inning of work, with 2 strike outs *yawn*. Tazawa gave up a home run to Reyes (who had a hell of a night) to tie the game. He was credited with a blown save, but also got the 'W'. Bailey and Hanrahan shut tag-teamed it from there.
Another solid win for Boston. It's still early, but there's a lot to like about this Sox squad.