Boston Red Sox defeat Toronto Blue Jays, 6-4
When he departed last night's 6-4 victory over the Blue Jays, Tim Wakefield was treated to a rousing ovation from the Fenway Park crowd of 34,867.
It was no faint praise, either, for the Sox knuckleballer.
It was a ringing endorsement of a job well done.
The cheers and hosannahs came from every nook and cranny of the old ballyard after Wakefield completed eight innings -- which matched his season-high in a May 7 outing against Kansas City -- allowing two runs on five...
The jarring image of a brooding David Ortiz angrily snapping his maple bat over his knee?
Forget about it.
Ortiz spoke only for himself in his pique of frustration after he grounded out in the third inning. Otherwise, it all was good last night for the Red Sox as Tim Wakefield emerged from his August doldrums and dizzied the Blue Jays with his revitalized knuckleball, leading the way in a 6-4 victory before an appreciative 34,867 in the finale of a 10-game homestand ...