Boston Red Sox defeat Toronto Blue Jays, 8-4

TORONTO - His next start won't be against the Blue Jays.

Thank goodness.

"I'm looking forward to facing somebody other than Joe Inglett leading off the game," Paul Byrd said with a smile after last night's 8-4 Red Sox win over Toronto before 40,181 at Rogers Centre.

Sure, Byrd won two of his last three starts, all against the Blue Jays, but he would certainly like to begin preparing for other batters, other challenges. Plus, a few batters were looking a bit too comfo...

TORONTO --Dustin Pedroia and Jason Varitek hit solo home runs, Paul Byrd won for the fifth time in six starts and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-4 on Friday night.

Pedroia went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and has hit safely in 46 of his past 50 games.

Alex Rios and Lyle Overbay hit two-run homers for the Blue Jays, who lost for the third time in their past 13 games against the Red Sox.

Boston won for the 10th time in 14 road games and snapped a club-r...