The Sox are looking for their first back-to-back wins since their series against the Royals more than two weeks ago.
We'll keep you up-to-date on all the action as it goes down in Rogers Centre.
Red Sox 2, Blue Jays 2, End 8th -- Craig Breslow's eighth inning is as clean as can be, with two basic groundouts and a strikeout of Kelly Johnson. Can't ask for much more.
Red Sox 2, Blue Jays 2, Mid 8th -- Villanueva only lasts one batter in the eighth, surrendering a leadoff walk to Pedro Ciriaco before getting the hook. The Sox for some reason are willing to give up an out to move Ciriaco to second with Jacoby Ellsbury at the plate, showing bunt, but Aaron Loup can't stay in the zone, and ends up walking the center fielder instead. This time Daniel Nava does get the bunt down, moving both runners into scoring position, but it's only to have Dustin Pedroia draw a walk off of Steve Delabar behind him, loading the bases.
Unfortunately, that's where the swingless rally stalls. Delebar manages to strike out Cody Ross, and James Loney can only pop out behind him. This game is looking awfully similar to last night's, which came down to a ninth inning rally from the Sox. Hopefully more of the same is forthcoming?
Red Sox 2, Blue Jays 2, End 7th -- Buchholz offers up his first unintentional walk since the third, but it comes with two outs and, finally pitching to Edwin Encarnacion, he gets a ground ball behind it to end the inning without incident.
Red Sox 2, Blue Jays 2, Mid 7th -- The Red Sox go down relatively quietly after a leadoff single from James Loney, wasting the baserunner. With just 85 pitches on his arm, Villanueva could go the full nine today.
Red Sox 2, Blue Jays 2, End 6th -- Buchholz finishes off the sixth with a strikeout of his own to Moises Sierra. But for the error in the fifth, he's done a great job of settling down and working around some at times shaky control.
Red Sox 2, Blue Jays 2, Mid 6th -- Villanueva gets the quick tow outs once again, but this time finishes the job, striking out Cody Ross to end the sixth without any damage done.
Red Sox 2, Blue Jays 2, End 5th -- Buchholz' momentum reverses course again in the fifth, as he runs into early trouble and ends up losing Boston's slim lead. A single from Anthony Gose gets things started, and a bit of a tough error for Pedro Ciriaco, knocking the ball towards Aviles at short, costs him another baserunner. Brett Lawrie lays down a sacrifice bunt to put Gose in scoring position, and after an intentional walk to Edwin Encarnacion, Adam Lind is capable of getting the ball in the air, deep enough for a sacrifice fly.
Red Sox 2, Blue Jays 1, Mid 5th -- Villanueva recovers from his two-out trouble the inning before by turning the Red Sox lineup over with a very quick 1-2-3 frame. He'll have the same three to face in the sixth as he did in the fourth.
Red Sox 2, Blue Jays 1, End 4th -- Clay Buchholz has his best frame of the day, retiring the Jays 1-2-3 and picking up his third strikeout of the game in the process.
Red Sox 2, Blue Jays 1, Mid 4th -- The fourth inning looks a lot like the first as Daniel Nava goes down on strikes and Dustin Pedroia hits a routine fly ball to center field. This time they've got another out to work with after, however, bringing Cody Ross to the plate. He doesn't repeat his first inning heroics, walking on a perhaps incorrect call, but that's all it takes for the Sox to rally. James Loney and Jarrod Saltalamacchia follow up with back-to-back singles up the middle, with the latter's effort seeming to freeze Anthony Gose in center, and the Sox grab a 2-1 lead.
Red Sox 1, Blue Jays 1, End 3rd -- Buchholz surrenders a troubling third walk--the second he's allowed to the dangerous Edwin Encarnacion--but the Jays can do nothing else against him in the inning, making this the first time they failed to provide a serious threat to the Red Sox' starter.
Red Sox 1, Blue Jays 1, Mid 3rd -- The Sox go 1-2-3 in the top of the third. Cody Ross is the only batter to provide anything for the team offensively, with Jacoby Ellsbury's long fly ball a distant second place.
Red Sox 1, Blue Jays 1, End 2nd -- Clay Buchholz manages to hold the tie, but his pitching right now is certainly concerning. Leading off the inning with his second walk of the game, this one to Kelly Johnson, Buchholz would find himself facing first-and-third with one out after a Moises Sierra single that Jacoby Ellsbury was just able to keep from getting into the gap.
Luckily, as in last night's game, Daniel Nava was there to play the defensive savior. He was lucky to have Anthony Gose fire a line drive directly in his direction, but the bullet home that kept Johnson from scoring on a sacrifice fly was all him, as was the leaping catch at the wall that robbed Rajai Davis of at least one and probably two runs driven in, ending the inning with no damage done.
Red Sox 1, Blue Jays 1, Mid 2nd -- After saving a run for the Sox in the bottom of the first, Cody Ross gets them one in the top of the second, taking a 2-1 two-seam fastball that breaks into his wheelhouse and clubbing it over the wall in left for a solo shot that brings the Sox equal.
Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 0, End 1st -- A two-out rally against Clay Buchholz gets the Jays on the board, but Cody Ross keeps it from getting worse than just the one run. After a fly out and strikeout from the first two batters of the inning, Edwin Encarnacion drew a walk to get the rally started, then moved to third when Adam Lind shot a double under the glove of a diving James Loney at first. Yunel Escobar managed to find the outfield dirt on an 0-1 fastball, and with that the Jays took the lead. It could have been worse, however, if Cody Ross hadn't fired a strike home, catching Adam Lind by a mile for the final out.
Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 0, Mid 1st -- The return of Dustin Pedroia makes no difference in Boston's ability to work at bats in the first. Much like in last night's first inning against Aaron Laffey, the Sox go down very quickly to Carlos Villanueva, with the righty needing just eight pitches to retire the side. Only Jacoby Ellsbury even really shows any life of the three who step to the plate, hitting a long fly ball to right-center that dies on the track for the out.