Toronto Blue Jays defeat Boston Red Sox, 9-3

TORONTO -- Delivered by Keith Foulke, the pitch clipped Eric Hinske just below the arm, the former Red Sox closer putting on base his fifth consecutive batter (walk, single, walk, single, hit batsman) of last night's seventh inning.

Hinske, visibly upset, spread his arms, looked at Foulke, and shouted, ''Come on, man."

The source of Hinske's dissatisfaction? Was there a history between the two?

''No," Hinske said. ''I got hit right in the nipple. Not fun. He said on ...

TORONTO -- Given the level of radioactivity all season, it's hard to imagine the Red Sox bullpen could become even more unstable at this stage of the season. But Terry Francona's decision to use his closer, Mike Timlin, in the seventh inning Monday night came as a surprise to Timlin and was upsetting to Timlin's fellow relievers, according to lefthander Mike Myers.

''There was a lot of scratching of heads down there," Myers said before last night's 9-3 loss to the Blue ...