Red Sox slump continues as they fall to Blue Jays, 12-4

Jacoby Ellsbury and the Red Sox dropped two of three to the Blue Jays this weekend.(Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
Jacoby Ellsbury and the Red Sox dropped two of three to the Blue Jays this weekend.(Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)

The Red Sox are enduring their worst stretch of the 2013 season thus far as they dropped their eighth decision in the last 10 games Sunday at Fenway Park, a 12-4 drubbing from the Toronto Blue Jays.

Sox starter Ryan Dempster was smacked around on the hill, allowing six runs on seven hits in just five innings. He fell to 2-4 on the season.

Toronto had a 5-0 lead in the fourth inning and led 10-1 at one point in the sixth inning as Jose Bautista twice homered and Emilio Bonifacio, Edwin Encarnacion and Brett Lawrie also had round-trippers.

Mike Napoli and Pedro Ciriaco both homered for Boston but any realistic Sox comeback attempt proved to be futile.

What they’ll be saying: If Boston is to quickly return to its April form it will have to do so on the road as it does not have a game again at Fenway Park until May 23. John Lackey kicks off a three-game set for the Red Sox against the Rays Tuesday night in Tampa. It will be a huge test for Lackey and the Sox. Lackey needs to serve as a stopper before Boston’s losing streak becomes something teetering towards a month-long slump. He has lost in his last two starts.
In other news, Sox outfielder Shane Victorino was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital yesterday to have his back and ribs examined after running into the right field wall during yesterday’s loss. The injury occurred in the fourth inning as Victorino attempted to chase down an Emilio Bonafacio long ball. After yesterday’s game, Red Sox manager John Farrell was optimistic about a quick recovery for his outfielder.

“All signs point to him being ready for Tuesday,” Farrell said.


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