Sweep! Blue Jays take second consecutive series at Fenway

Toronto Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro (30) hits an RBI single during the fifth inning against...

Toronto Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro (30) hits an RBI single during the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Jul 30, 2014 in Boston, MA, USA. (Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:27 PM ET

BOSTON - Distracted. Discouraged. Disheveled.

If that sounds like a perennial, familiar description of the Blue Jays at the trade deadline when the reality of a broken season becomes too obvious to ignore, you’re not wrong.

It also perfectly describes the state of the Boston Red Sox in the wake of Toronto’s second consecutive sweep at Fenway Park this year. The Jays put the finishing touches on it Wednesday night with a 6-1 victory, their fifth in a row on this road trip and 10th in 13 games since coming back from the All-Star break.

Coming on the heels of last season’s World Series title, this fall from grace by the Red Sox is difficult to fathom. Even harder to understand is their inability to extend the contract of their No. 1 pitcher, Jon Lester, a homegrown lefthander and a key cog in their last two World Series.


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