Wednesday, May 1, 2013

April 'Showers' Ruin End Of Month; Sox Fall, 9-7

Canadian Press, Nathan Denette
As we all know, it never actually rains at Toronto's SkyDome (we adamantly refuse to call it by its corporate 'Rogers Centre' pseudonym). But last night, figuratively, it was a cloudburst of April showers that put a damper on an otherwise spectacular month for the Carmine Hose. Jon Lester looked more like his 2012 vintage—no command and very hittable—as the last-place Blue Jays humbled the mighty Sox, 9-7. Down 4-0 and 6-3, the Red Sox rumbled back—led by David Ortiz and his 2-for-5, 4 RBI night, which included his third HR. Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury also had multi-hit games—and Mike Carp went yard for his first Red Sox HR. Lester gave up five earned runs in six innings, in a game that the Sox actually led 7-6 going into the bottom of the seventh. Bad loss. No biscuit.