Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Bill Hall finished 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a two-run homer and drove in four as Boston torched Toronto, 14-3, in the opener of a three-game set from Rogers Centre.
Mike Cameron went 3-for-4 with a solo shot, knocked in three and scored three times for the Red Sox, who snapped a four-game slide. Kevin Youkilis homered and added two RBI, while Adrian Beltre also went deep and crossed the plate three times in the rout.
Jon Lester (11-3) yielded four hits and a pair of runs with six strikeouts over six strong innings to earn the victory for Boston, which finally rewarded manager Terry Francona with his 900th career win.
Ricky Romero (6-6) was ripped in defeat for five hits and nine runs -- five earned -- with a trio of walks over just 2 1/3 frames.