Boston Red Sox defeat Toronto Blue Jays, 3-2

TORONTO — The retractable roof atop Rogers Centre was not operating properly yesterday as the panel behind home plate refused to budge.

That left the Blue Jays with two choices before they played the Red Sox: close the roof entirely on a beautiful summer day or play the game with a shadow cutting the infield in half.

They chose the latter, which created pleasant conditions for many spectators but a devilish situation for the hitters. For much of the game, the pitcher st...

TORONTO — The formula seems simple.

When Daisuke Matsuzaka throws strikes, the Red Sox have a chance to win.

That was the case yesterday as the Sox beat the Blue Jays, 3-2, at Rogers Centre. Matsuzaka threw 88 pitches, 62 for strikes, and gave up only two runs in six innings.

The start was abnormally efficient for the righthander. Matsuzaka has thrown fewer than 100 pitches just three times this season, and in the previous two outings the early hook was a product ...