Toronto Blue Jays defeat Boston Red Sox, 9-6

TORONTO -- For Mike Timlin, the scoreless streak was 15 2/3 innings, for Alan Embree 7 1/3 innings.

And yet, in two Reed Johnson swings that sent baseballs soaring a combined 793 feet into the deep blue seats, those unblemished stretches ended, and so did last night's game.

Timlin, in relief of David Wells, allowed a two-run homer in the seventh, and Embree, who entered to begin the ninth with the score tied, gave up a 403-foot, no-doubt homer to center that sent the Bl...

TORONTO -- ''Curt from the Car" and ''Curt from the Airport" makes for entertaining radio. And we find it noble of the Red Sox to offer the Witness Protection Program to shortstop Edgar Renteria, so he doesn't have to answer to the boo birds and the inquiring media.

But those are not the real issues for this team.

The issue is that, after their West Coast and interleague phases, they are in a stretch of 10 games against American League East teams, and this would be a...