Toronto Blue Jays defeat Boston Red Sox, 5-3

TORONTO - For all the excuses and justifications made about hard-hit balls and line-drive outs, there is one certainty through the first third of the baseball season: The Red Sox have not scored enough runs to overcome their often-mediocre starting pitching. Though the pitching has improved recently - certainly from Josh Beckett, as well as Brad Penny - the offense has not.

In their last five games, the Sox have scored no more than three runs. They rank sixth in the Ame...