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Red Sox 11, Blue Jays 0, End 4: Mercy Rule?

In order to prove that all their runs from shutout games do, in fact, go somewhere, the Red Sox have decided to score them all tonight.

The Sox put up another two runs in the third ining on Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s 15th homer of the year, bringing home Marco Scutaro after his second hit of the night. Scutaro would then double again in the fourth, providing the third straight hit after Kevin Youkilis and David Ortiz to lead off the inning. The Sox would score three runs in that frame, capped off by singles from Darnell McDonald and Jacoby Ellsbury.

Meanwhile, though he’s been overshadowed by the offense, Jon Lester has been killing it on the mound. After striking out the side in the second, Lester has added three more strikeouts, pushing him to seven total through the first four. His pitch count is reasonable too, which should serve to spare the bullpen—though with this score, the Sox could just turn it over to Michael Bowden or Kyle Weiland without any worry.