Jays Lose a Close One to Red Sox, Bautista sets Record...Plus our BlueJaysRant Reader Poll

By shallowk

The Toronto Blue Jays (59-53) came close, but didn’t have enough to pull off another consecutive AL East victory.

The loss last night came at the hands of the Boston Red Sox (65-49), who have to be in panic mode to earn a play-off spot before they become a perennial 3rd place team to the Yankees and Rays.

During the game, both starters were roughed up early as the Jays Rickey Romero surrendered 5 eraned in 6IP, while his counterpart, Red Sox pitcher, Daisuke (Dice-k) Matsuzaka was tagged for 4 earned in 5.2IP.

Although in a losing cause, the Jays were once again smacking homeruns out of the Rogers Centre, adding three more to their league leading total; yet any end-game the fireworks were held at bay as Boston remained diligent in their offensive production enabling them to squeek out the 7-5 late innings win.

Despite the loss, one Jays batter – Jose Bautista – earned a consoloation prize and added his name to the Blue Jays record books by hitting a homerun in 11 consecutive series. The previous leader in this category was formaer Blue Jays slugging 1B Carlos Delgado who had homeruns in 10 consecutive series.

The continuation of his monster season, Jose Bautista looks to maintain the league lead in homeruns tonight, but now he can also look to add to his new record in the Jays next series.

This leaves the question to you…

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