After Thursday’s debaucle, the Red Sox of the first month of the season returned to get a split of the four-game Toronto series. Good starting pitching, Arroyo back in the rotation where he belongs, the bats coming alive and the bullpen starting a new scoreless innings streak (currently 5 and-a-third).

Friday started out shaky, with the Red Sox looking like they might give another one away. Lowe pitched OK, struggled with location. Step in Embree and the bats, a six-run eighth, and the series is even 1-1.

Saturday. Bronson Arroyo and Kevin Youkilis. Ball game.

In the series finale, Pedro pitched good enough to win, but was plagued by lack of run support once again. The Red Sox hitters scattered eight hits but were basically ineffective against Halladay.

Off day today. Sleep tight, Johnny.