Boston Red Sox defeat Toronto Blue Jays, 4-3

TORONTO - It wasn't the first time this season the Red Sox had a day off before beginning a series in Toronto.

It wasn't the first time Paul Byrd was pitching the series opener. That was why, on Thursday, Byrd and catcher Jason Varitek had their routine down.

"Twice he has brought back to the hotel a bunch of his gear, and walked through the lobby in Boston Red Sox shorts and shirt and socks and turf shoes, and he has walked through the city with me, down the street, an...