Boston Red Sox defeat Toronto Blue Jays, 3-2

The boos came down quickly.

They accompanied Terry Francona on his walk from the dugout to the mound, and on the walk back.

But for once, they weren’t booing a starter taken out with too many runs on his stat line. They weren’t booing a player’s performance. They were booing the manager. He had, in the estimation of the 37,452 at Fenway Park last night, removed his starter two outs too early for their tastes.

Francona said it wasn’t a difficult decision, that it had ...