Red Sox beat Blue Jays 2 - 1 in Game 39 of season

Blue Jays - 000 010 000 - 1 5 1 Red Sox - 020 000 00x - 2 6 1 Wakefield was strong (8-5-1-2-3, 97), making a two-run second inning stand up against the AL East leaders.

Boston is now 2.5 GB. (The Yankee beat Baltimore 9-1, so they are 3.5 GB.)

It turns out that Tim Wakefield's knuckleball wasn't the only soft thing going around Fenway Park on Tuesday night. Contact is a loose translation of what the Blue Jays were making against Wakefield. There were eight popouts, and a ninth that fell for a fluke infield hit.