|For the most part, Cook was great|
From that point on, it was all Blue Jays. Bobby Valentine left Cook in to pitch the seventh inning and was rewarded by a leadoff homer on the first pitch of the inning by J.P. Arencibia. However, the Blue Jays weren't done in the inning, as they would put two men in scoring position and two outs for Brett Lawrie. The Red Sox continued their meltdown as Lawrie singled to left to drive them both in and make it 6-3. It became 7-3 in the ninth inning as Dustin Pedroia went home on a groundball and his throw was just late. The Red Sox couldn't muster up the necessary four runs in the ninth and they lost.
Vicente Padilla- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 K
Cody Ross- 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B
Jarrod Saltalamacchia- 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI
Pedro Ciriaco- 1-3
Franklin Morales- 0.1 IP, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Junichi Tazawa- 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB
Carl Crawford- 0-4, 2 K, 2 LOB
Will Middlebrooks- 0-4, 1 K, 1 LOB
Ryan Sweeney- 0-3
Player of the Game:
Jarrod Saltalamacchia- Although he only went 1-4, Salty's three-run homer was undoubtedly the highlight of the night for the Red Sox-- he is now .228/18/44 this season.