The Red Sox have a 6-3 lead through six innings Wednesday night thanks to a four-run fourth inning off of Blue Jays ace Ricky Romero.
The rally came entirely with two outs in the inning—suprisingly big outs, too, as Romero got David Ortiz and Kevin Youkilis before coming apart at the seams. J.D. Drew cranked a double to get things going, and quickly came around when Darnell McDonald laced a long, game-tying single hard off the Monster (that would be the only hit off a breaking ball in the inning).
The inning could have ended with Jarrod Saltalamacchia, but his weak pop fly was placed perfectly in front of center fielder Rajai Davis, falling in from a single, and from there no Toronto fielders had a chance. Yamaico Navarro came up next, and made rather better contact, doubling off the monster to put the Sox ahead 4-3 before Jacoby Ellsbury put a cap on the inning with a two-RBI double off the Monster that was just a few feet left of being a home run.
Tim Wakefield, meanwhile, has settled down, recording a 1-2-3 fourth inning and keeping them off the board in the fifth and sixth. With lightning and rain now threatening, the Sox just need to hold on to the lead for a few more innings.