The rain is gone, the tarp is pulled, now all that's left is two bad baseball teams playing bad baseball.
Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 3, End 8th -- Dustin Pedroia catches an inside fastball and sends it out of Fenway Park entirely. The Sox are clawing their way back into this, but they'll need to work fast in the ninth to make it count for anything.
Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 2, Mid 8th -- Rich Hill does the honors for the bullpen this time, recording a 1-2-3 inning. It'll be interesting to see how the pen shakes out for 2013 given all the talent available to the Sox there.
Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 2, End 7th -- The rarest of all sights, a Pedro Ciriaco walk, contributes to a second run for the Red Sox, as the infielders steals second and scores on a Mauro Gomez single to center. Rajai Davis, however, throws himself backward into the Monster to make a grab on a long fly ball from Scott Podsednik, and is able to easily double up Mauro Gomez at first to end the inning.
Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 1, Mid 7th --
Theo Epstein Chris Carpenter picks up a strikeout and two ground ball outs around a walk to hold the Blue Jays to the five they earned off Doubront. It's his first full inning with the team.
Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 1, End 6th -- Having picked up their run, the Red Sox neglect to even put a runner on this inning--a clear break from their earlier strategy of leaving runners stranded. It's a bold move. Let's see how it works out for them, Cotton.
Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 1, Mid 6th -- Clayton Mortensen puts on a show in relief of Doubront, striking out the side in the sixth. It took him a ton of pitches, however, so he might not be long for this game.
Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 1, End 5th -- The Red Sox tried their hardest to screw up another nice opportunity, but this time the Blue Jays didn't let them. After a bunt single got Ryan Kalish on base, Scott Podsednik found right field with a ground ball, moving Kalish to third. Dustin Pedroia, however, seemed ready to end the inning, hitting a ground ball to third that screamed double play, but Edwin Encarnacion could not come up with the low throw to first, letting Kalish come in the back door to score.
Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 0, Mid 5th -- Another disappointing night for Felix Doubront comes to an end after Colby Rasmus leads off with a triple into the triangle. Clayton Mortensen does a solid job of cleaning up behind him, but a jammed blooper ends up costing him the RBI single that makes it 5-0, Jays.
Blue Jays 4, Red Sox 0, End 4th -- The Red Sox are wasting chances much in the way the Red Sox often do. A fly ball out of the leadoff spot for Cody Ross sends Rajai Davis crashing into the Monster, unable to come up with the ball and allowing Ross to coast into second base. James Loney moves him over to third, with a ground ball, but Jarrod Saltalamacchia's fly ball isn't deep enough to score him, and Mike Aviles grounds out to end the frame with another runner stranded.
Blue Jays 4, Red Sox 0, Mid 4th -- Of course, more pitches is only going to make things worse for a guy like Doubront, so it's not terribly surprising to see more damage in the fourth. After a walk to Kelly Johnson with two outs, it's a flat fastball to Moises Sierra that does the lefty in. Sierra manages enough power to get the ball well out to the deepest part of the Monster, and just like that the lead is doubles.
Blue Jays 2, Red Sox 0, End 3rd -- This really is looking frighteningly similar to the Seattle series now. Another inning makes for another Red Sox baserunner, but even with Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury following Scott Podsednik after his single, Boston ust can't ground anything together, leaving him stuck at second.
Blue Jays 2, Red Sox 0, Mid 3rd -- Right on cue, as Felix Doubront draws within a couple pitches of 50, he hangs a changeup to Edwin Encarnacion. The infielder hooks it, and says goodbye as the ball bounces off the Triple-A sign over the Monster for a massive solo shot that puts the Jays up by two.
Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 0, End 2nd -- The Sox get another baserunner, this time thanks to a two-out walk from Mike Aviles. Pedro Ciriaco, however, is falling back to Earth hard, and ends up flying out to shallow left field (where Yunel Escobar manages to make a nice catch in front of Rajai Davis) to end the frame.
Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 0, Mid 2nd -- Doubront surrenders a walk in an otherwise clean second inning. Still, the walk may be more costly than it first appears. Doubront has always had trouble with keeping his pitch count down, and of late when that count has risen, the young lefty has been hammered.
Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 0, End 1st -- A bad throw from Yunel Escobar allows Pedroia to reach base with one down in the first, but as on the road, the Sox proved helpless with a man on base, as both Jacoby Ellsbury and Cody Ross quickly recorded outs behind him to end the inning.
Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 0, Mid 1st -- Felix Doubront rewards those fans who stuck around with some classic Red Sox baseball. Yes, that means an early run allowed. The third pitch of the game is chopped past the first base bag and into right field for a double, allowing the Blue Jays to manufacture the run from there with a ground ball back to Felix Doubront and a fly ball to deep left off the bat of Edwin Encarnacion.