Blue Jays extend Red Sox losing streak

Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera (53) hits an RBI double during the fifth inning...

Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera (53) hits an RBI double during the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 11:58 PM ET

They may not be that same outfit that breezed above the crowd all last season – never challenged, always in control – but they are still the Red Sox and this is still Fenway Park.

The Red Sox are currently in the middle of their longest losing streak since 2012, yet even on a night like Tuesday, when the Blue Jays broke ahead early, pounding the baseball to get a 6-0 lead, there is always that sense of impending doom.

That 6-0 lead became 6-2. Then 7-2, then 7-4 and even with a three-run lead with six outs to go, nothing seemed remotely settled. And it wasn’t.

Aaron Loup needed to strand two of Steve Delabar’s runners in scoring position in the bottom of the eighth, then Casey Janssen had to face the meat of the Boston order in a nervous ninth to wrestle this 7-4 win to its knees, sending the Sox to their fifth straight loss.

 


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