Toronto Blue Jays defeat Boston Red Sox, 4-3

Josh Beckett’s analysis was as good as anyone’s. Honest, accurate, and, of course, colorful.

Consider the play in the sixth inning of last night’s 4-3 loss to the Blue Jays when Jose Molina dropped a bunt that hugged the first base line. Both Beckett and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia assumed that the ball would roll foul. It didn’t, and when they realized as much they both broke for the ball. Saltalamacchia scooped it up and fired to first, as John McDonald crossed the ...

As summer dies, fans come to Fenway now to watch individual performances, catch a glimpse of the “kids’’ and players they may not see in a Red Sox uniform again.

In these final two weeks could they be watching Mike Lowell for the final time before he retires, Victor Martinez’s and Adrian Beltre’s last stands in a Sox uniform? When Josh Beckett pitches, they will try to find signs he can return to being one of the best. They will watch special opponents like Toronto’s Jo...