The Red Sox avoided starting the season 0-4 for the second year in a row last night as they beat the Blue Jays in Toronto, 4-2.

 

Boston righted the wrongs of Opening Day last Thursday against Detroit and Sunday's crushing loss to the Tigers as it came up big in the ninth inning.

 

Ryan Sweeney's single to right plated Darnell McDonald in the top of the inning and Alfredo Aceves pitched a perfect ninth to stifle the Jays.

 

Dustin Pedroia posted his first home run of the season with a shot in the sixth and also started the Sox' ninth inning with a double.