Felix Doubront had nothing last night, and allowed seven runs in five innings to the Blue Jays, including four in the first inning.
The Sox came all the way back from 4-0 down to tie it, 5-5, by the fourth inning, as David Ortiz went deep for his 19th HR of 2012 in the first.
Doubront settled down but gave the lead back to 7-5 in the 5th. Matt Albers allowed a two-run shot to Jose Bautista in the 7th that made it 9-5, and then the rain came, and held the game up for two hours.
David Ortiz hit another blast in the 8th that made it 9-6, but that was as close as the Sox would come.
The Sox and Jays are once again tied for fourth place, 6 1/2 games behind New York.
Marlon Byrd, who the Red Sox released nearly three weeks ago and hasn't hooked up with any team, was given a 50-day suspension for using a banned substance.
Apparently, Mr. President was happy his hometown White Sox acquired Kevin Youkilis (who went 1-for-4 in his Chicago debut last night), but many in his Boston audience weren't happy (or were they chanting "Yooooouuuuuuk?"):
That's what usually happens when politicians try to mix politics and sports; they'll always end up saying "I'm sorry."