Wakefield and Mirabelli

Paps, Mirabelli, MannySigns of life last night from Manny, Big Papi and Lugo helped the Red Sox beat Roy Halladay and the Blue Jays last night 7-4. Manny and Big Papi contributed with 5 RBI to the cause. Lugo’s 2 hits got him over the Mendoza line. Let’s hope he can keep his average above it. We saw what possibly is the end of game rotation for the Red Sox with Delcarmen, Okajima and Papelbon. And the odd stat of the day goes to Tim Wakefield. Wakefield has started 18 games and has either won or lost each one. His record stands at 10-8. He gives the Red Sox three pitchers with at least 10 wins (Dice-K with 10, Beckett with 12). With that being said, let’s take a look at the headlines about the game and other happenings from the Boston area and Toronto media in today’s papers.

Growing pains: Hurting Ortiz acknowledges knee injury. [Boston Globe]

Doc gets mugged by Red Sox’ big bashers. [Toronto Star]

Papi, Manny show clout. [Boston Herald]

Jays a bust in Beantown. [Toronto Sun]

Feeling Big Papi’s Pain. [Hartford Courant]

GM goes 0-for-3 in starters gamble. [Toronto Sun]

Forget his size, Pedroia immense at plate, in field. [Pro Jo]

Wakefield: It’s his decision. [Boston Globe]

J.D. gets a little extra cushion. [Boston Herald]

Halladay outing cut short by Sox outburst. [Boston Globe]

Sox should buy into this insurance policy. [Boston Herald]

For more headlines and stories, head over to the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Hartford Courant, Providence Journal, Toronto Star and Toronto Sun websites.