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.
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.