Posted April 06, 2013 on AP on Fox
John Farrell and the Boston Red Sox weren't fazed by a hostile reception from Toronto's fans. Instead, they turned all the boos into a boost of energy. Mike Napoli hit a two-run homer and drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 6-4 on Friday night in Farrell's return to Toronto. A packed house of 45,328 let Farrell have it all night. The former Toronto manager left the Blue Jays last fall to replace Bobby Valentine in Boston. ''Anytime you get this kind of atmosphere at home or on the road, this is what guys thrive on,'' Farrell said. ''To have that kind of atmosphere, we'll take it every night.'' Farrell was jeered during batting practice and when he came to home plate to exchange lineup cards, doffing his cap on his way back to the bench. The ill will continued throughout, with Farrell getting booed when he came out to check on injured shortstop Jose Iglesias, and again when he made a pitching change in the sixth. Even pitching coac...
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