Boston Red Sox defeat Toronto Blue Jays, 10-9

TORONTO - The Red Sox were stuck.

They had their rock, the just-completed series against the Rangers, in which they lost the final two games and the lead in the wild-card race. They had their hard place, Roy Halladay, and his 2.65 ERA, and most especially the nine innings of one-run ball he threw against the Sox earlier this season. That left last night’s game as “Huge . . . a must win,’’ as Jonathan Papelbon put it.

“We’ve got to try to win some games,’’ David Ortiz sa...