Red Sox squander numerous scoring chances, fall to Blue Jays

As was the case in Wednesday’s loss, the Red Sox couldn’t capitalize on their scoring opportunities as they went 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position and left 12 runners on base in their 2-1 loss to the Blue Jays Thursday night in Toronto. The Blue Jays took two-of-three overall in the series.

Red Sox starter Jake Peavy pitched well enough to win, but the Sox couldn’t supply him with any run support. Taking a 1-0 lead into the seventh inning, Peavy allowed three straight singles leading to the first Jays run before being pulled from the game in favor of Craig Breslow. Breslow allowed a sacrifice fly to Mark DeRosa, which scored Edwin Encarnarcion to give the Jays a 2-1 lead. Both runs were charged to Peavy. The veteran right-hander finished the night going 6+ innings allowing the two runs on five hits while striking out four. Craig Breslow, Junichi Tazawa and Rubby De La Rosa combined for two scoreless innings of relief.

The Red Sox scored their lone run in the fourth inning on a Jacoby Ellsbury fielder’s choice, which plated Daniel Nava. Nava led the offense going 3-for-4, hitting out of the No. 8 spot. Dustin Pedroia also had three hits despite the loss.

Boston will return home after concluding its 10-game road trip tomorrow night (7:10, NESN) to take on the Yankees where Felix Doubront will be opposed by Andy Pettitte.

What they’ll be saying: It wasn’t the best of road trips for the Red Sox as they went 4-6 and lost consecutive series for only the second time in 2013. It was the offense that held them back as in their last seven games they’ve scored an average of 3.29 runs per game … Peavy pitched well in his third start in a Red Sox uniform, but hit a wall in the seventh inning and suffered his second straight loss as a result. He entered the inning allowing just two hits in the first six innings, and then allowed the three straight hits leading to the two Jays runs … The Sox will return home for what is now a big series with the surging Yankees.



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