Toronto Blue Jays defeat Boston Red Sox, 7-6

TORONTO -- For seven innings last night, Josh Beckett was calm, economical, and next to untouchable.

He was well on his way to equaling Curt Schilling's impeccable 4-0 record and doing so in brilliant fashion. It must have felt like he was back in the National League, because he'd completed seven innings in a mere 78 pitches, the same number A.J. Burnett needed to navigate four innings before exiting with pain in his elbow. When the 25-year-old righthander walked out for t...

TORONTO -- The worst thing that happened to Sox pitcher Josh Beckett last night is he hit a guy and the Blue Jays hit back.

The worst thing that happened to Blue Jays pitcher A.J. Burnett, the other half of this duel between former Marlin running mates -- and the one John W. Henry has admitted he lobbied for over Beckett when the Sox were upgrading their rotation last winter -- is the discomfort he felt when he faced the Red Sox in spring training came back again last n...