Boston Red Sox defeat Toronto Blue Jays, 12-7

The Red Sox yesterday revoked the season tickets of a fan who interfered with Yankee Gary Sheffield during Thursday night's game and will prohibit another fan involved in the incident from purchasing tickets for the remainder of the season.

Christopher House, the 39-year-old Dorchester man who swung his arm in Sheffield's direction during the eighth inning Thursday, had his seven season tickets revoked for the rest of 2005. He will be reimbursed for his tickets once he ...

Since he was an Academic All-American at Georgia Tech, the same institution of higher learning that produced Jason Varitek and his one-time college roommate, Nomar Garciaparra, Jay Payton's intellectual pedigree is unquestioned. He is smart enough, for example, to know that had he been the one to lose two fly balls in the same inning under a high sky yesterday afternoon, and not Manny Ramirez, he might have elicited a more hostile reaction from the full house at Fenway Par...

In the time the Red Sox and Blue Jays needed yesterday to play 8 1/2 innings of baseball, Ethiopia's Hailu Negussie, at his Boston Marathon-winning pace, could have completed about 44 miles.

Marathon Monday, indeed.

The Sox and Jays combined for 32 hits, 19 runs, 360 pitches, and four sightings of a manager arguing a call (Terry Francona got to stay, the Jays' John Gibbons did not).

Curt Schilling, in his second appearance this season, gave up 10 of those hits and...