The last pitch may have been the nastiest.

With two out in the ninth inning yesterday and the Red Sox on the verge of winning back-to-back games for the first time in three weeks, Andrew Bailey uncorked a dirt-diving, two-strike curveball to Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Rajai Davis.

Lights out.

Better late than never, Bailey is giving the Red Sox exactly what they expected when they traded for him last December. Including his strikeout of Davis to cap a 3-2 win over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, Bailey has allowed runs in only two of 13 appearances since finally making his long-overdue debut last month.