Wakefield has allowed just two earned runs in his first 13 innings of 2007.
One overlooked aspect from Tuesday's loss was Coco Crisp breaking out of an 0-for-16 drought with two hits.
"Coco took a good swing from the right side," said Sox manager Terry Francona. "Then he had a good at-bat from the left side. I'm sure he feels much better about himself. You can just see his personality [get lifted]. I understand that. You can talk all you want about enjoying the game, but it's nice when you get some hits."
BOS: RHP Tim Wakefield (1-1, 1.38 ERA)
Wakefield's signature knuckleball had extra bite on a brisk Friday at Fenway, where the 40-year-old starter shut down Vladimir Guerrero and the Angels' bats. Wakefield gave up just five hits and one run in seven innings, lowering his season ERA to a sparkling 1.38. Wakefield yielded just one earned run in his first start of the year against Texas. Wakefield has thrown more Major League innings (217 2/3) against the Blue Jays than any other team. He has a 3.93 ERA against the Jays, but that number rises to 4.75 at Toronto's Rogers Centre.
TOR: RHP Tomo Ohka (0-1, 7.84 ERA)
Ohka has gotten off to a rough start this season. In his Thursday outing, the 31-year-old took the loss after allowing four earned runs on eight hits over six innings against the Tigers. That start followed a disappointing performance in Tampa on April 7, in which he allowed five runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings. This will be Ohka's first appearance vs. Boston in his career.
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Thursday: Red Sox (Julian Tavarez, 0-1, 9.00) at Blue Jays (Roy Halladay, 2-0, 2.35), 12:37 p.m. ET
Friday: Red Sox (Curt Schilling, 2-1, 2.84) vs. Yankees (Andy Pettitte, 1-0, 1.50), 7:05 p.m. ET
Saturday: Red Sox (Josh Beckett, 3-0, 1.50) vs. Yankees (Jeff Karstens, 2-1, 3.80 in '06), 3:55 p.m. ET