The Red Sox are after a sweep Sunday afternoon, as they send Daniel Bard to the mound to take on Drew Hutchison and the Toronto Blue Jays.
We'll keep you up-to-date with all the action as it goes down in Rogers Center.
Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 1, Final -- The Sox go relatively quietly in the ninth, and the game that has been over for more-or-less eight innings is now over officially.
Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 1, End 8th -- Rich Hill gives up a couple of singles, but escapes unharmed thanks to a caught stealing.
Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 1, Mid 8th -- The Sox are down to just one inning as the heart of the lineup goes in order.
Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 1, End 7th -- Scott Atchison relieves Franklin Morales and faces just three batters with the help of a double play ball.
Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 1, Mid 7th -- Nothing doing for the Sox in what seemed like a crucial inning. The Blue Jays are very close to putting this one away.
Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 1, End 6th -- Franklin Morales is surprisingly still in the game, but manages to get out of the sixth unharmed despite a very long fly ball that seemed destined for the stands off the bat of Rajai Davis that died on the track.
Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 1, Mid 6th -- The Blue Jays perhaps respond to the earlier hit batters by catching Youkilis on the shoulder. The third baseman is understandably upset at having the pitch come in towards his head, but takes his base and moves to second on a Mike Aviles single. A long fly ball seems like it's going to mean runs for the Red Sox, but unfortunately Rajai Davis is in left field, and covers a lot of ground to make the grab over his shoulder for the out.
Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 1, End 5th -- Franklin Morales is doing yeoman's work out there today, but it seems like his time has run up. A long fly ball costs the Sox two bases when Daniel Nava makes an ugly attempt on it and lets it bounce off the wall. Credit to the left fielder, though, as he chases down the loose ball and catches David Cooper trying to make it three. The assist saves the Sox a run when Brett Lawrie singles in the next at bat before Morales finishes up the inning with a pop-up.
Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 1, Mid 5th -- Kelly Shoppach manages to lift a fly ball to center field which just keeps going, dropping over the wall to put the Sox on the board. Still, they're going to need a crooked number at some point if they want to make this one a game.
Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 0, End 4th -- This time Franklin Morales gets his 1-2-3 inning. He's doing more than his fair share tonight. Too bad he wasn't called on to do it earlier.
Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 0, Mid 4th -- 1-2-3 go the Sox in the fourth, though Ryan Sweeney gives one a ride to left field. These guys don't have the look of a bunch that's going to recover from the early hole.
Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 0, End 3rd -- Amazingly, the Sox don't have a disaster third! That's probably a lot to do with the fact that Daniel Bard didn't pitch it. Franklin Morales could have had a 1-2-3 frame, but a bad Nick Punto throw costs them an out before Morales picks up the slack again by striking out Rajai Davis.
Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 0, Mid 3rd -- The Sox get their customary baserunner in the form of Kelly Shoppach, who takes a pitch to the elbow to start off the inning, but again can do nothing more.
Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 0, End 2nd -- It's hard to say what's worse: Daniel Bard's complete lack of control, or Bobby Valentine's negligence in leaving him in there as long as he did. Starting the inning off with two more walks, Bard would pick up a pair of strikeouts--one a complete gift from Rajai Davis, who apparently hadn't been watching the rest of the game and chased three straight balls--but immediately fell apart again, and in dangerous fashion. A ball inside to Yunel Escobar caught him on the wrist and then bounced into his face, a walk to Jose Bautista scored a run, and then another pitch inside to Edwin Encarnacion sounded like it broke some fingers. Franklin Morales would have to come in to clean up the mess.
For most of the inning, Bobby didn't even have someone warming in the pen, despite a 3-0 game still being very winnable and there being an off-day to rest the pen. After a couple weeks of decent decisions, Bobby went back to his April state of going completely catatonic, and possibly costing the Sox a chance at this game in the process.
Blue Jays 3, Red Sox 0, Mid 2nd -- The Sox get another hit, as Mike Aviles singles with two outs, but they strand their baserunner again as Nick Punto hits an easy ground ball to second for the out.
Blue Jays 3, Red Sox 0, End 1st -- Daniel Bard is off to one of the most pathetic starts you will ever see. Two straight 5-pitch walks set up Jose Bautista, who takes a couple of bad swings at bad pitches, but manages to foul them off, keeping him in the at bat until he gets a meatball over the plate and kills it for a three-run shot. Another walk makes it four straight to reach base to start the game, but Bard finally gets a reprieve when David Cooper grounds into a double play. Even the final out is scary, however, with Brett Lawrie just barely missing a home run.
Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 0, Mid 1st -- The Sox get their first hit of the game, as Adrian Gonzalez lines a double to the wall in right field after falling behind 0-2 to Drew Hutchison. With two outs already recorded in the inning, however, David Ortiz can only hit a shallow fly ball to center field, ending the frame without damage.