Toronto Blue Jays defeat Boston Red Sox, 4-3

TORONTO - Terry Francona felt he had to find out last night whether he could trust Eric Gagné in October.

How much that costs him in September remains to be seen.

For the first time in almost a month, Francona called upon Gagné to protect a lead. The only difference in the result was that Gagné didn't have to walk home through a gantlet of insults as he did the August night he blew a ninth-inning lead against the Angels in Fenway Park.

After he got two quick outs in ...