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Sox fly by Jays
Beckett gets win No. 7
Josh Beckett improved his record to 7-0 this season, and the Sox hammered four homers off Victor Zambrano in route to their ninth win in 12 tries. Kevin Youkilis, Dustin Pedroia, Mike Lowell and Jason Varitek all went deep, and Beckett pitched seven crisp innings.
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Red Sox 9, Blue Jays 2
Kevin Youkilis was one of four Red Sox players to homer in the first three innings on Tuesday. (Frank Gunn/AP)
Series at a glance:
Jays skid hits seven
Victor Zambrano was hit hard and often over 2 2/3 innings on Tuesday, allowing four homers in the Blue Jays' seventh straight defeat. Alex Rios led off Toronto's first inning with his sixth homer, but the Jays were stifled by undefeated Sox righty Josh Beckett.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: May 08, 2007
BOS
Boston (21-10)
Won 2
Boston 9, Toronto 2   TOR
Toronto (13-19)
Lost 7
May 8, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
1 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 0   9 13 0
Toronto
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   2 6 0
Standings thru 5/8/07  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Blue Jays Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, SS5021001.229
Youkilis, 1B3131000.306
  1-Hinske, PR-1B0000100.240
Ortiz, DH3000202.291
Ramirez, LF5110015.243
  Pena, LF0000000.270
Drew, RF4100110.255
Lowell, 3B5113000.289
Varitek, C4341100.284
  Mirabelli, C0000000.333
Crisp, CF4100113.226
Pedroia, 2B4123001.254
Totals3791396312 


1-Ran for Youkilis in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Lugo (7, Frasor).
HR: Youkilis (3, 1st inning off Zambrano, 0 on, 1 out), Pedroia (1, 2nd inning off Zambrano, 2 on, 2 out), Lowell (5, 3rd inning off Zambrano, 2 on, 2 out), Varitek (3, 3rd inning off Zambrano, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Lugo 3; Youkilis 6; Ramirez; Lowell 4; Varitek 7; Pedroia 5.
RBI: Youkilis (11), Pedroia 3 (7), Lowell 3 (24), Varitek (12), Lugo (14).
2-out RBI: Pedroia 3; Lowell 3; Varitek; Lugo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez 3.
GIDP: Lugo.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: (Pedroia-Lugo-Hinske).

 
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rios, RF-CF2111200.269
Lind, LF4010013.241
Wells, CF3010001.281
  a-Stairs, PH-RF1011000.289
Thomas, DH4000024.250
Glaus, 3B3000001.333
  Smith, 3B0000100.200
Overbay, 1B4010013.237
Hill, 2B4010011.276
Phillips, C4000022.269
Clayton, SS3100101.260
Totals322624716 

a-Singled for Wells in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Lind (4, Beckett), Hill (11, Beckett).
HR: Rios (6, 1st inning off Beckett, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Rios 4; Lind 2; Wells; Stairs; Overbay; Hill 2.
RBI: Rios (19), Stairs (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Glaus; Clayton; Overbay 2.
GIDP: Lind.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Lind (Lugo at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Hill-Overbay, Hill-Clayton-Overbay).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett (W, 7-0)7.05111512.51
Hansack 0.211131013.50
Romero 0.10000103.86
Snyder 1.00000002.00
 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zambrano (L, 0-2)2.288820410.97
Marcum 2.12001306.06
Janssen 1.01000001.10
Tallet 1.10111006.75
Frasor 0.21002006.08
Accardo 1.01000000.00

WP: Frasor.
HBP: Youkilis (by Janssen).
Pitches-strikes: Beckett 89-59, Hansack 33-15, Romero 4-3, Snyder 9-7, Zambrano 57-30, Marcum 39-28, Janssen 15-8, Tallet 26-16, Frasor 34-17, Accardo 16-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Beckett 7-9, Hansack 1-0, Romero 0-0, Snyder 2-1, Zambrano 2-5, Marcum 2-2, Janssen 2-1, Tallet 1-3, Frasor 0-2, Accardo 1-2.
Batters faced: Beckett 26, Hansack 6, Romero 1, Snyder 3, Zambrano 16, Marcum 10, Janssen 4, Tallet 5, Frasor 5, Accardo 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Romero 3-0, Frasor 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: Gerry Davis. 2B: Mike Everitt. 3B: Paul Nauert.
Weather: 82 degrees, clear.
Wind: 16 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:05.
Att: 41,203.

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