Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Mike Napoli hit a two-run shot and drove in
three, as the Boston Red Sox ensured a positive result in manager John
Farrell's return to Toronto, with a 6-4 decision over the Blue Jays in the
opener of a three-game series at Rogers Centre.
The 50-year-old Farrell led the Blue Jays to a 73-89 mark in 2012 and 154-170
record in two seasons at the helm, but bolted for the vacant BoSox post in
Will Middlebrooks added an insurance homer, while Jacoby Ellsbury and Pedro
Ciriaco each knocked in a run for the Red Sox, who had won two of three in the
Bronx to begin 2013.
Junichi Tazawa (1-0) allowed a run in the seventh but picked up the win.
Jose Reyes finished a triple shy of the cycle, going 4-for-5 with a solo homer
and two RBI for the Blue Jays, losers in three of four to start the year. Mark
DeRosa also went deep and knocked in the other two runs.
Esmil Rogers (0-1) was charged with the deciding run while recording just two
outs in the eighth.
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