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.

06/15/15: Boston, MA: Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia made the easy grab of a high pop up off the bat of the Braves Jace Peterson to end the top of the third inning, and unlike Sunday, he got cheers, but not the mock ones he got after losing a ball in the sun that day. The crowd reaction brought a big smile to his face as he headed for the dugout. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Atlanta Braves in a regular season inter league MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sports topic:Red Sox-Braves (1)

Dustin Pedroia on the mend for Red Sox

Pedroia, on the DL with a hamstring strain, is tentatively scheduled to take batting practice Thursday.


// 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.

Closer Koji Uehara and catcher Sandy Leon congratulated each other after the Red Sox won Monday’s game, 3-1, in Toronto.

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Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Red Sox have to turn the tables on AL East rivals

After winning a series against Tampa Bay, the Sox can’t settle for a split in Toronto.

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.