// Toronto Blue Jays

Homers Fly Like Canadian Geese as Red Sox Out-Slug Blue Jays

After splitting with the Yankees, the faintest of playoff hopes remains for the Boston Red Sox. But to keep that hope from dying, they would need to continue to dominate their rivals from north of the Niagara. The Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays began their four-game series Tuesday night at the Rogers Center […]

Red Sox Win, But Lose Another Player to Injury

In dramatic fashion, the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 Sunday. It looked like the pitching might never break, as Daisuke Matsuzaka had a shutout going deep and Jesse Litsch had a no-no going, but that was not to be. Having given up just one walk, Litsch gave up a double to Marco […]

Bautista’s 24th Home Run Helps Jays Sink Sox

After a blowout victory on Friday night, the Sox offense couldn’t put on the same offensive showcase for Saturday’s game as they dropped the second game of the series to Toronto by a score of 9-5. Toronto slugger Jose Bautista continued his career year by blasting his league-leading 24th home run and teammate Adam Lind added his […]

Red Sox Topple Blue Jays 14-3

Coming off a rough four-game skid, which saw the Red Sox lose three straight to Tampa Bay, Boston was in need of a win. Maybe they were in need of a lot of runs. Maybe they were in need of a strong outing on the mound. All they needed was a win. They got all […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 6-7-10

With another two weeks gone, the Rays are still the undisputed kings of the league, and don’t look to be on the verge of screwing that up anytime soon. Ditto for the undisputed princes of the league, the Yankees. The NL isn’t as clear cut, with everyone going nuts on each other; the East is […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 5-24-10

It’s time for the second installment of the MLB Power Rankings, and it’s a good one. You have the Dodgers and Tigers threatening, and Cincinnati and St. Louis are too close to call. On the other hand, the Yankees are falling farther and farther behind the Rays, and are even losing ground in the Wildcard […]

Umps, Snider Help Jays Sneak By Red Sox

Normally, I don’t even mention the umpiring/officiating when putting together these game reviews (unless we’re talking about the NBA, where “referee” and “crook” are synonymous terms). But, home plate umpire Dale Scott’s performance on Wednesday afternoon at Fenway, especially in the ninth inning, was poor at best; and crooked at worst. Fast forward to the […]

Matsuzaka Shines as Red Sox Roll to 6-1 Victory

Forget 2009. The 2008 version of Daisuke Matsuzaka is making its way back. Dice-K looked to be back in his old form and as sharp as ever on Tuesday night, as he led the Red Sox to a 6-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Matsuzaka pitched seven strong innings, allowing only three baserunners and striking […]

Patient Red Sox Walk Their Way to Victory

The Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays faced off Monday night at Fenway Park. The Red Sox were coming off a 9-3 defeat of the New York Yankees that, combined with a Tampa Bay Rays loss, saw Boston inch closer in the divisional race. Monday night they looked to continue in the right direction. […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 5-10-10

With the three other leagues possessing power rankings of their own, it’s time for baseball to get its due. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the topic, every second Monday KC and I, and hopefully more as we get our mojo working, will select our picks for the best 10 teams in baseball, […]

Dominant Lester Helps Red Sox Sweep Blue Jays

With the Celtics and Bruins moving on to the second round of the playoffs, the Red Sox have hit the sports back burner in Boston, for now. In case you didn’t notice, the Red Sox have won seven of nine overall. They earned their first series sweep of the season. They’re back at .500. No […]

Buchholz Brings A-Game in Red Sox Victory

Clay Buchholz gave the Boston Red Sox exactly what they needed: a shut-down pitching performance that could take the pressure off of their slumping offense. Buchholz pitched eight strong innings, srtiking out four and walking only two, as the Red Sox went on to beat the Blue Jays 2-1. The righty improved to 2-2 on the season after […]

Red Sox Win Ugly in Toronto, 13-12

The Boston Red Sox traveled to the Rogers Centre Monday night to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. On the mound for the Red Sox was Josh Beckett, hoping to bounce back from his last outing, where he allowed seven earned runs in seven innings pitched. He was facing Dana Eveland, who came into the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 1

Remember after opening night concluded, when the Red Sox were the best team in baseball and the Yankees were the worst team in baseball? Everything felt right, didn’t it? Well, after losing three straight, the Sox are back to .500, and the Yankees are a game ahead. Papi and Teixeira are both colder than Winter […]

State of the AL East: An Offseason Glance

With the Holiday Season upon us, it’s a perfect time to offer up a “STATE OF THE AL EAST” report. Now, some teams have been naughty (Blue Jays trading Halladay), while other have been nice (Yankees welcome Ganderson), but this Christmas, every team is hoping their new presents are the perfect gift for next season. […]