The Red Sox had insult added to injury on Monday afternoon, losing to the Blue Jays, 1-0, in 11 innings after losing Josh Beckett to a sprained ankle in the fourth inning.
The Red Sox had their opportunities in this one. They were 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position and stranded 10 men on base.
Losers of five of their last seven, the Red Sox fell 2 1/2 games behind the Yankees, who beat the Orioles on Monday afternoon.
On the plus side, Alfredo Aceves was brilliant in relief of Beckett. He pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings, walking three, striking out four and giving up just one hit. Beckett had fanned six in his 3 2/3 innings before leaving with the injury.