Jays’ new streak at one

Home sweet home.

In the friendly confines of Rogers Centre, the Toronto Blue Jays came full circle Friday night, beating the visiting Boston Red Sox, 6-3, in front of 32,026.

It was Tim Wakefield who started the Jays’ disastrous nine-game losing streak back on May 19 at Fenway Park, baffling Toronto hitters en route to a 2-1 Red Sox win.

Eleven days and nine losses later, the Jays reversed that trend Friday night against the same knuckleballer. Toronto struck for five runs off Wakefield in the fifth inning, including a trio of RBI doubles by Scott Rolen, Lyle Overbay and Marco Scutaro.  

Though they still left 10 men on base, the Jays went a respectable 4-for-11 with runners in scoring position, an area that was of great concern during the losing skid. In fact, Toronto hitters batted a meagre .185 (15-for-81) in those situations over the nine losses.

The best news for the Jays? Friday night’s win came against the division-leading Red Sox, whom Toronto now trails by just one game in the AL East.

Now the question is: How long will this winning streak last? Toronto and Boston play Game 2 tomorrow at 1:07 p.m. …

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