The Red Sox and Blue Jays appear to be locked in a shootout, with the Sox currently on top 4-3 after two innings.
The Sox suffered a quick loss as David Ortiz was an extremely late scratch, only being replaced by Jed Lowrie after he was locked into the 4th spot in the lineup. And while his replacement wouldn't come through, striking out on three pitches after Dustin Pedroia doubled and Adrian Gonzalez walked with one out, the Sox would manage to get some runs across thanks to some bad defense from Toronto.
With the bases loaded, Josh Reddick hit a mostly harmless ground ball that made its way to David Cooper, who only had to make an easy toss to first to end the inning. But as Brandon Morrow covered the plate, the toss came in high and bounced off his glove, allowing two runs to come across.
The lead lasted all of three batters. A double off the wall and an infield single put the first two men on base, and J.P. Arencibia went deep, just barely clearing the Monster to give the Jays a 3-2 lead.
Once again, though, the lead didn't last through even the next half-inning. Marco Scutaro led off with a single, Jacoby Ellsbury doubled him home, and after a balk, Dustin Pedroia hit a hard line drive that found a glove in left, but allowed Ellsbry to run home from third and make it 4-3.
The way things are going, this is going to be a pen game before the fifth inning, and the first team to pull their starter might end up on top in the end.