Thomas Helps Blue Jays Beat Red Sox 6-3

Doubles home the go-ahead run as Jays win their home opener
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2008 10:57 PM CDT
Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Frank Thomas reacts after striking out in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox during a baseball game in Toronto, Friday, April 4, 2008.    ((AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld))
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(Newser) – Frank Thomas doubled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, Shaun Marcum struck out eight and the Toronto Blue Jays won their home opener, beating the Boston Red Sox 6-3 on Friday night. Marcum (1-0) allowed three runs and three hits and walked just one over seven innings.

The right-hander is 3-1 with a 3.00 ERA in four career starts against Boston. Left-hander Brian Tallet worked the eighth and right-hander Jeremy Accardo finished it in the ninth for his second save in as many opportunities. Matt Stairs opened the scoring in the sixth when he hit his first homer of the year, a solo shot into the right field bullpen off Boston starter Tim Wakefield.