Thomas, Jays Rough Up Red Sox
6-run 8th lifts Toronto past Boston for the 6th straight time
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Apr 5, 2008 5:45 PM CDT
The Toronto Blue Jays shortstop David Eckstein turns the double play over Boston Red Sox's Sean Casey during the third inning of their American League baseball game iin Toronto today.    (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,J.P. Moczulski)
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(Newser) – Frank Thomas hit a two-run homer, David Eckstein had three RBIs and the Toronto Blue Jays used a six-run eighth inning to beat the Boston Red Sox 10-2 today. Toronto has won six straight against Boston, including the 2007 season. Blue Jays right-hander Jesse Litsch (1-0) allowed two runs on five hits over five innings for the win. He walked three and struck out two.

Boston's Clay Buchholz (0-1) gave up four runs, including three earned, and six hits over five innings. The right-hander walked two and struck out seven. A two-run error by Boston first baseman Sean Casey and RBI singles from Eckstein and Lyle Overbay gave the Blue Jays a 4-2 lead through five. Toronto broke it open with six runs in the sixth off three Boston relievers.