Apr 27, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays fans keep track of strikeouts by starting pitcher R.A. Dickey (not pictured) during the game against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays beat the Red Sox 7-1. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Red Sox Fall In Series Finale To Blue Jays


The Boston Red Sox didn’t get the sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays as they fell 7-1 on Sunday to go to 12-14 on the 2014 season.

R.A. Dickey pitched 6.1 innings of one-run baseball against the Sox, going to 2-3 on the season. He struck out six Boston batters, a lineup that has been heating up over the past few games.

Jon Lester tossed seven solid innings for Boston, allowing four earned runs on just five hits, though one of them a two-run homer by Jays infielder Brett Lawrie. Even with this start, Lester has looked like his old self this season, and I believe he will be in the Cy Young discussion come August and September.

Lawrie’s homer, along with four Blue Jays doubles helped tack on seven runs, three of which coming off the Boston bullpen.

Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr. continued their impressive starts to the season. Bogaerts went 2-for-4 and Bradley had one hit in three trips to plate with an RBI.

Skipping yesterday’s game were OF Shane Victorino and DH David Ortiz. They were taking normal rest days, so no need for Red Sox Nation to be alarmed.

Boston was unable to sweep the Jays in Toronto, as the American League East standings remained tighter than a lid on a pickle jar. The Sox face-off against the Tampa Rays on Tuesday night at Fenway Park. John Lackey will take the mound for Boston against the Rays, a team that Sox Nation loves to beat any time of the year.

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