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See-saw battle goes to Jays
Adams' hit wins it for Jays
Russ Adams delievered the winning hit in the ninth inning to help Toronto take the opener from Boston. B.J. Ryan came on in the bottom half to face the heart of the Red Sox lineup and pitched a scoreless ninth to pick up the save.
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Blue Jays 7, Red Sox 6
Shea Hillenbrand slammed a two-run homer over the Green Monster off Keith Foulke. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Series at a glance:
Papelbon stumbles in ninth
After not giving up a run in the month of April, first-year closer Jonathan Papelbon gave up the winning run in the ninth inning, as the Red Sox fell in the opener after tying it up in the eighth inning on a Mike Lowell RBI single.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: May 03, 2006
TOR
Toronto (14-12)
Won 1
Toronto 7, Boston 6   BOS
Boston (15-12)
Lost 1
May 3, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Toronto
0 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 1   7 13 2
Boston
0 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0   6 12 0
Standings thru 5/3/06  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rios, RF4021102.386
Catalanotto, LF3100103.364
Johnson, LF1000001.349
Wells, CF4020000.383
Glaus, 3B5000025.265
Overbay, 1B4241100.304
1-McDonald, PR-2B0100000.250
Hillenbrand, DH4212004.341
Zaun, C5020002.278
Adams, SS3111201.218
Hill, 2B4012001.193
a-Hinske, PH-1B1000002.333
Totals3871375221 

a-Popped out for Hill in the 9th.
1-Ran for Overbay in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Hill (7, Beckett), Rios (9, Beckett), Overbay (3, Foulke), Adams (4, Papelbon).
HR: Hillenbrand (4, 7th inning off Foulke, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Rios 3; Wells 2; Overbay 5; Hillenbrand 4; Zaun 2; Adams 2; Hill 2.
RBI: Hill 2 (7), Rios (21), Overbay (15), Hillenbrand 2 (16), Adams (8).
2-out RBI: Overbay; Hillenbrand 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Glaus 2; Catalanotto 2; Hillenbrand; Rios 2.
SF: Rios.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
CS: Rios (2, 3rd base by Beckett/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Johnson (1, fielding), Zaun (1, throw).
PB: Zaun (1).
DP: (Adams-Hill-Overbay).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Youkilis, 1B4000114.287
Loretta, 2B5000015.207
Ortiz, DH5000010.283
Ramirez, M, LF4230100.309
Nixon, RF3110012.309
a-Mohr, PH-RF2000021.156
1-Harris, PR0000000.067
Varitek, C5221013.260
Lowell, 3B4132000.326
Pena, CF4032000.309
Gonzalez, SS2001102.181
Totals3861263717 

a-Struck out for Nixon in the 7th.
1-Ran for Mohr in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Ramirez, M (2, Halladay), Pena (5, Halladay).
TB: Ramirez, M 4; Nixon; Varitek 2; Lowell 3; Pena 4.
RBI: Varitek (9), Pena 2 (9), Gonzalez (5), Lowell 2 (14).
2-out RBI: Lowell; Pena.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Youkilis; Loretta; Varitek.
SF: Gonzalez.
GIDP: Loretta.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Harris (3, 2nd base off Ryan/Zaun).

 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Halladay 6.09552203.73
Speier (H, 4)0.20001000.77
Schoeneweis (H, 3)0.11110106.75
McGowan (BS, 1)(W, 1-0)1.02000109.00
Ryan (S, 6)1.00000300.00
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett 5.05443204.86
Tavarez 0.20002005.00
Foulke 1.03220014.50
Timlin 1.12000001.54
Papelbon (L, 0-1)1.03110000.55

Schoeneweis pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Beckett.
HBP: Hillenbrand (by Beckett), Wells (by Beckett).
Pitches-strikes: Halladay 105-69, Speier 20-11, Schoeneweis 7-6, McGowan 18-13, Ryan 16-11, Beckett 101-61, Tavarez 21-10, Foulke 13-7, Timlin 16-11, Papelbon 15-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Halladay 11-5, Speier 0-2, Schoeneweis 0-0, McGowan 1-1, Ryan 0-1, Beckett 5-7, Tavarez 0-2, Foulke 0-3, Timlin 1-3, Papelbon 1-2.
Batters faced: Halladay 28, Speier 3, Schoeneweis 2, McGowan 5, Ryan 4, Beckett 24, Tavarez 4, Foulke 6, Timlin 6, Papelbon 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Schoeneweis 1-0, McGowan 1-1, Foulke 2-0, Timlin 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Angel Hernandez. 1B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 2B: Sam Holbrook. 3B: Randy Marsh.
Weather: 49 degrees, rain.
Wind: 14 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:38 (:10 delay).
Att: 35,881.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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