The Blue Jays wore red caps and jerseys and special ceremonies were held before the game to mark Canada Day, and the 150th anniversary of Canada's formation as a country.
For Jays fans, Sale's 11-strikeout performance was another indicator of how their team is falling, and how different it is from the version that advanced to the American League Championship Series the past two years. The Red Sox should provide another update on Bogaerts' condition before the team continues its road trip in Texas on Monday.
"(Consistency) is the goal for a starting pitcher, try to get as deep into the games as you can", Sale said. "We've battled through some things but, when we start putting it together, it's going to be a scary club".
Mookie Betts blasted a pair of home runs and drove in eight as the Red Sox clobbered the Blue Jays 15-1 in Toronto on Sunday.
Estrada, who has failed to pitch past the fifth inning in four of his last six starts, came into the game with a 10.03 ERA in the month of June.
It just seems that when the Boston Red Sox left-hander pitches at the Rogers Centre, he is just a little more so. "We're still waiting on that". It was his first relief appearance in the major leagues since 2013.
Blue Jays starter Francisco Liriano (4-4) allowed seven hits, three walks and five runs in six innings. Farrell will rejoin the Red Sox on Sunday.
"Those are pretty good hitters over there that the Blue Jays are throwing out in that lineup".
Toronto has scored 10 runs in its past five games and has won one of them.
The Blue Jays took a 3-0 lead in the first inning on the 22nd homer by Smoak.
"There's a lot of optimism", Barney said.
"Nobody's thinking that things aren't going to work out for us". They scored early. I didn't make pitches when I needed to.
The Blue Jays have based their hope on the parity they see in the American League. I don't think guys are hanging their heads in here.
"All I can say is you can't walk seven guys and expect to win". The question is how long he will remain in the rotation when RHP Aaron Sanchez (right middle finger) returns from the disabled list. Pitch just a couple of innings, your velocity is better and you get used more. "He did a great job and he saved the bullpen too".
Both teams combined for 20 walks, four of them intentional.
He went at least six innings in back-to-back starts for the first time this season. He'll carry a 4.50 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 56/18 K/BB ratio into a hard matchup against the Red Sox at home on Sunday. As a reliever, he is 1-1 with a 3.13 ERA in 74 career outings.
On Friday, Doug Fister makes his second start since being claimed off waivers by the Red Sox last week.
Sale has struck out 11 or more five times in his 17 starts. An 11-15 record in June and the loss to start July has the Blue Jays drifting away from a wild-card spot.