Red Sox rock Dickey in shutout win

Toronto Blue Jays' catcher Henry Blanco (R) talks to starting pitcher R.A. Dickey on the mound...

Toronto Blue Jays' catcher Henry Blanco (R) talks to starting pitcher R.A. Dickey on the mound after he gave up a two-run home run during the first inning of their MLB American League baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Toronto April 7, 2013. (REUTERS/Fred Thornhill)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:51 PM ET

TORONTO - Hall of Famer Willie Stargell once compared tossing a knuckle ball for a strike to "throwing a butterfly with hiccups across the street into your neighbor's mailbox."

R.A. Dickey tried to throw his knuckler across the street Sunday afternoon at 1 Blue Jays Way.

Problem was, he hit a milk truck, another an ice cream truck, a UPS delivery van, a mail truck, and finally an 18-wheeler.

Splat.

After 17 pitches, the Boston Red Sox led by five runs and on their way to a 13-0 win over the Blue Jays, a complete butt kicking in the finale of their three-game series at the Rogers Centre.

And so endeth the first home stand.

It's the first time the Jays have dropped back-to-back series at home since 2004 when they lost three straight -- to the Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles and Boston -- on the way to a 67-win season and a last-place finish in the American League East.


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