Toronto Blue Jays defeat Boston Red Sox, 6-1

TORONTO - Maybe if the Yankees weren't involved, it would be different.

Maybe, despite another mind-numbing Red Sox defeat, this one featuring a grand slam surrendered by Jonathan Papelbon in a 6-1 loss to the Blue Jays last night, Sox fans might be more inclined to squirm through a history lesson, one that has nothing to do with the numbers 1, 9, 7, and 8.

This lesson hasn't even had time to collect dust. A year ago, the Detroit Tigers took the lead in their division M...