Farrell, Red Sox shrug off boo birds and beat Jays 6-4

Blue Jay catcher J.P. Arencibia puts the tag on Boston Red Sox Jackie Bradley Jr., Friday April 5,...

Blue Jay catcher J.P. Arencibia puts the tag on Boston Red Sox Jackie Bradley Jr., Friday April 5, 2013. (Craig Robertson/QMI Agency)

BILL LANKHOF, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:42 PM ET

TORONTO - The fans gave John Farrell grief all night long.

In payback, Farrell's Red Sox gave some to the Blue Jays.

The former Toronto manager's new club outlasted his old club 6-4 on Friday night in a raucous, unevenly played, affair.

The teams played Russian roulette all night with pitching that was alternately sublime and troublesome.

On both sides.

Curiously, the losing pitcher for Toronto was reliever Esmil Rogers. He is the player the Jays ultimately got for Farrell when he did his Benedict Arnold run to New England.

Boston went up 5-4 in the eighth when Rogers gave up a walk and Dustin Pedroia bounced a double off the centre-field warning track. Third baseman Maicer Izturis then fielded Mike Napoli's hot grounder. But he stumbled, ending any hope of catching Daniel Nava at home. He still made a nice throw to get Napoli at first.

But the damage was done.


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