Boston Red Sox defeat Toronto Blue Jays, 4-2

TORONTO -- Pedro Martinez's present-day value to the Red Sox?

Last night, the going rate was two bits -- or more accurately, two loonies -- the discounted price of an upper-deck ticket in SkyDome, where the hometown Blue Jays were competing not only against Martinez and the Sox but a Game 7 involving the Maple Leafs across the street in Air Canada Centre.

Seldom, if ever, has Martinez labored for such short money, but there could be little debate last night that he w...

If Jason Varitek has said it once, he's said it, well, almost as often as anyone will listen: Don't even think about writing off Pedro Martinez. From the first time Martinez struggled in spring training to his subpar outing last week against the Orioles, Varitek has insisted it would be folly to forsake the Red Sox ace.

Take it from the catcher, whose moral support, game-calling prowess, and sizzling bat played no small role last night in helping put Martinez back on th...