Big payback as Blue Jays humble Red Sox at Fenway

Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera (left) celebrates his home run against the Red Sox with...

Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera (left) celebrates his home run against the Red Sox with centrefielder Anthony Gose (right) during the sixth inning in Boston on Monday, July 28, 2014. (Mark L. Baer/USA TODAY Sports)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:27 PM ET

BOSTON - Was it just a week ago that the Blue Jays season seemed in such dire peril after being embarrassed 14-1 by the Boston Red Sox at home?

Six victories in seven games later, that low point of the season is a vague and distant memory, especially so after they laid a reciprocal 14-1 pounding of their own on Boston at Fenway Park Monday.

Since the end of that debacle at Rogers Centre a week ago Monday, when they lost for the 10th time in 14 games, the Jays have beaten the Red Sox four times and outscored them 35-8 in the process. They have broken the 17-game Yankee Stadium curse and even won a series in the Bronx. At one point during Monday's game, after they had scored nine runs in the top of the sixth, Toronto had scored 24 consecutive runs against Boston pitching without a response.

And, wonder of wonders, even the Blue Jay front office snapped out of its long slumber to make a trade, albeit a minor one, that brings Kansas City infielder Danny Valencia in exchange for catcher Erik Kratz and pitcher Liam Hendriks.


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