Brett Lawrie

A fitting good-bye for Omar Vizquel

Reliever Alex Burnett of the Minnesota Twins was on the mound Wednesday night as he faced the Toronto Blue Jays’ Omar Vizquel with two outs in the bottom of the seventh.

The count was 1-0.

This was the last day of the 2012 season for the Jays but, more significantly, it was the final game of Vizquel’s storied baseball career.

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Wakefield’s 200th win stops Jays

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Tim Wakefield became the 108th major league pitcher to earn 200 career wins pitching six innings route to an 18-6 rout of the Blue Jays at Fenway Park. The 45-year-old…

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Jays stymie Wakefield in search of 200

The Toronto Blue Jays know how to spoil a party.

Red Sox starter Tim Wakefield, baseball’s oldest player, was a mere six outs away from picking up his 200th career victory, until a five-run, eight-inning implosion by Boston’s bullpen cost him the win Wednesday night.