Mike Torex raised his career record against Toronot to 7-0 and Glenn Hoffman singled home two runs as the Red Sox defeated the Blue Jays, 4-2, in Boston last night.
Torrexz (2-2) was relieved by Tom Burgmeier in the sixth inning and the left-hander earned his third save. Mark Bomback (3-2) suffered the loss.
With one out in the fourth inning and Boston leading 1-0, Tony Perez and Carney Lansford singled and Gary Allenson walked. Hoffman then hit a single to right center field to make it 3-0.
The Red Sox had taken their 1-0 lead in the third inning when Rick Miller walked and Dwight Evans doubled. Boston scored a run in the fifth on Jim Ricehs RBI single.
The Blue Jays got their first run in the bottom of the fifth when Alfredo Griffin doubled and scored on a single by Al Woods. They made it 4-2 in the sixth when Danny Ainge tripled home Lloyd Moseby, who reached on a walk.
Torez, who was knocked out in the first inning of his last start against Minnesota, got out of a two-out, bases-loaded jam in the third by striking out John Mayberry.