Blue Jays 11, Red Sox 2

Blue Jays rout Rick Porcello and Red Sox

Jul 1, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello (22) waits for a new ball as Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak (14) rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

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Porcello lasted only two innings, allowing three homers and seven runs to drop his seventh straight decision.

Red Sox Notebook

// No excuse for Red Sox forgetting how many outs, Farrell says

For the second time in four games an outfielder didn’t realize he had caught the final out of the inning.

// MLB roundup: Cleveland’s Carlos Carrasco loses no-hitter but sits down Rays

Carlos Carrasco came within one strike of throwing the Cleveland Indians’ first no-hitter since 1981, giving up an RBI single to Joey Butler over leaping second baseman Jason Kipnis’s glove in an 8-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.


// Education of Red Sox rookie Eduardo Rodriguez continues

Rodriguez bounced back from a horrid start and pitched six solid innings Tuesday against the potent Blue Jays.

Red Sox notebook

// Hanley Ramirez batting practice session draws a big crowd

Manager John Farrell expects Ramirez in the lineup Wednesday, but Ramirez didn’t sound so sure.

Shane Victorino played four games with Pawtucket before joining Double-A Portland.


Rehabbing Shane Victorino knocks an RBI double for Portland

Victorino was 1 for 3 in the Sea Dogs’ 7-4 loss Tuesday.

Mike Napoli was safe at third base after tagging up on a fly ball in the third inning.

Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 3

Red Sox defeat Blue Jays to win third in a row

Eduardo Rodriguez was strong as the Red Sox won their eighth game out of their last 12.


// Ask Nick: Why don’t the Red Sox trade Hanley Ramirez?

Ramirez has not endeared himself to Red Sox fans, who don’t think he can play left field.

Jul 1, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello (22) delivers a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

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Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Rick Porcello can’t keep the good feelings going

The first-year Red Sox starter has been abysmal over his last eight starts — 0-7 with an 8.18 ERA.

Red Sox notebook

// Tests on Hanley Ramirez’s bruised hand are negative

With no structural damage, he could return to the lineup as soon as Wednesday or Thursday.

Alex Speier

// Red Sox likely were long shot to land Josh Donaldson

Any trade package for the MVP candidate would have likely started with Xander Bogaerts.


// Brian Johnson leaves after five pitches with illness

The lefty had to be removed from the nightcap of a doubleheader Monday, and Pawtucket was shut out in both games.

// Justin Masterson has strong outing in return to Red Sox rotation

Masterson held the Rays to five hits and an unearned run over five innings in his first major-league start in six weeks.

Alex Speier

// Should the Red Sox keep or trade Clay Buchholz?

The team may be tempted as the deadline approaches, but it also sees the righthander as part of the solution.


// Mother Nature and Fenway Park

Here, we offer some the breathtaking scenes the weather and elements have created at the ballpark over the years.