Boston Red Sox defeat Toronto Blue Jays, 7-6

By the time the walking had stopped, the slow trots around the bases that had ground the game to a halt in the first two innings, the score was tight.

The run production had ceased. That left just three innings for a sometimes shaky bullpen to hold the Red Sox’ one-run lead.

And though John Lackey had failed to keep Toronto at a safe distance last night, allowing four runs in the second and two in the fifth, the bullpen did just that, with near perfection from Hideki Ok...

John Lackey has allowed six or more earned runs 26 times in his career. Last night was only the second time he emerged the winning pitcher.

An uncharacteristic outing for Lackey turned into a successful one for the Red Sox as he managed to get through six innings in a 7-6 victory over the Blue Jays.

“Tonight the boys took care of me, man,’’ the righthander said. “It’s all about the bullpen and the offense tonight. We won kind of despite me.’’

Not necessarily. Lack...

BOSTON—The Boston Red Sox kept crossing the plate because Toronto starter Brandon Morrow couldn't find it.

Morrow set a Blue Jays record by walking five batters in one inning as the Red Sox scored four runs in the second and went on to a 7-6 win Monday night.

"I hate walks," Toronto manager Cito Gaston said. "I just absolutely hate them because most of them score, quicker than a base hit. But his next time, hopefully, he can work it out."

The Red Sox needed just o...