Boston Red Sox defeat Toronto Blue Jays, 8-2

TORONTO - Coming off a season in which Jon Lester vied for the title of ace, carrying the Red Sox through the second half of the season and into the playoffs, the results this year had been even more stunning.

Lester couldn't stem a wash of bad pitches leading to bad innings leading to defeats for the team. His ERA only seemed to increase, along with his losses, along with his frustration.

"Last year at this time, if I was having the same results, I would still be aggra...