Toronto Blue Jays defeat Boston Red Sox, 6-2

TORONTO - As a reporter struggled to pronounce the name of yesterday’s Blue Jays starter, the consonant-stretching Marc Rzepczynski, while asking how difficult he had made the game for the Red Sox, manager Terry Francona broke in.

“Not as tough as that,’’ he quipped. Still, Rzepczynski had held the Sox at bay, his sinkers mining the low strike zone of plate umpire Laz Diaz.

Brad Penny, however, had done nothing of the sort, his pitches high and getting hit all over the ...