June 11, 2011- After arriving late in Toronto because of finishing a rain delayed game against the New York Yankees Thursday night in New York, Boston went out and defeated the Blue Jays 5-1 just 12 hours later. There were no signs of fatigue as the East leading Red Sox were lead by pitcher Clay Buchholz as he gave up just three hits in seven innings. The win gave the Red Sox a two game lead over second place New York.
Boston was relying on their pitching to help them in the game since the players had such short rest between games. They lucked out as Buchholz gave up just one run over his seven innings. The win was the seventh in a row for the Red Sox and marks the second time they have had streaks of seven straight victories. It also extends their major league leading fourth win streak of at least five games or more already this season and the team has only played 63 games.
The Red Sox came into the series with Toronto after having swept the Yankees for the second time this season in a three game series. Their game on Saturday may end up being tougher than Friday night’s since they will be playing their third game in less than 48 hours. Dustin Pedroia returned to the Red Sox lineup after missing the last game of the series with the Yankees because of a sore knee. He went 3-for-4 and knocked in a run.